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slough

 [sluf]
1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue; see also gangrene.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf),
1. Necrotic tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue, said of a dead or necrotic part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

(sluf)
1. necrotic tissue in the process of separating from viable portions of the body.
2. to shed or cast off.

slough

(slŭf)
n.
1. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
2. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
v. sloughed, sloughing, sloughs
v.intr.
Medicine To separate from surrounding living tissue. Used of dead tissue.

slough

[sluf]
Etymology: ME, sluh, husk
1 v, to shed or cast off dead tissue, such as cells of the endometrium, shed during menstruation.
2 n, the tissue that has been shed.

slough

pronounced SLUFF

Medical humour
noun A deprecating term for a patient that a doctor, ward or hospital tries to pass off on another doctor, ward or hospital without appropriate indications.

Wound care
noun Dead skin or tissue that has fallen off of decubital ulcers or other parts of the patient’s body.

verb To shed or remove dead tissue.

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue; said of a dead or necrosed part.
[M.E. slughe]

slough

1. Dead tissue cast off or separated from its original site.
2. The casting off of dead tissue.

slough

gel-like mass of dead cells, dead/living bacteria, fibrin and tissue-destructive enzymes at the base of a chronic wound (may also adhere to underlying tissues); slough prevents normal healing

slough

(slŭf)
1. Necrosed tissue separated from the living structure.
2. To separate from the living tissue.
[M.E. slughe]

slough (sluf),

n 1. the dead tissue that has been shed or discarded.
v 2. to remove dead tissue.
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Slough.

slough

1. a mass of dead tissue in, or cast out from, living tissue.
2. to shed or cast off.

anesthetic slough
the iatrogenic slough caused by the injection of a necrotizing anesthetic solution subcutaneously in mistake for an intravenous injection. The common sites are over the anterior aspect of the forearm in small animals and over the jugular furrow in large animals.
epidermal slough
occurs in captive cetaceans when the salinity of the pool water is insufficient.
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