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field

 [fēld]
1. an area or open space, as an operative field or visual field.
2. a range of specialization in knowledge, study, or occupation.
3. in embryology, the developing region within a range of modifying factors.
auditory field the space or range within which stimuli will be perceived as sound.
disturbed energy field a nursing diagnosis defined as a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person's being that results in disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit.
energy field the flow of energy surrounding a person.
extended field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, an area of irradiation beyond the involved field. See also under irradiation.
high-power field the area of a slide visible under the high magnification system of a microscope.
individuation field a region in which an organizer influences adjacent tissue to become a part of a total embryo.
inverted Y field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, a circumscribed area of irradiation below the diaphragm, covering the spleen, extending down the midline, and branching inferiorly to form tails across the inguinal areas.
involved field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, the irradiated area when irradiation has been limited to sites of detectable macroscopic disease. See also under irradiation.
low-power field the area of a slide visible under the low magnification system of a microscope.
magnetic field that portion of space about a magnet in which its action is perceptible.
mantle field in radiation therapy, such as for malignant lymphoma, a circumscribed area of irradiation around the shoulders and chest, including the neck, clavicular regions, axillae, and mediastinum. See also under irradiation.
morphogenetic field an embryonic region out of which definite structures normally develop.
operating field (operative field) an isolated area where surgery is performed; it must be kept sterile by aseptic techniques (see surgical asepsis). Called also surgical field.
sterile field an operative field that is properly sterile according to surgical asepsis. It includes having all furniture and equipment covered with sterile drapes and all personnel being properly attired.
surgical field operative field.
visual field (F) (vf) the area within which stimuli will produce the sensation of sight with the eye in a straight-ahead position.

surgical field

The area in which an operation is performed. This field is prepared and covered to maintain sterility during operations.
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The surgeons also commented favorably that they were able to reach all areas of the surgical field and, again, that they could bend the suction cannula in any desired shape.
They eventually intubated the left bronchus through the surgical field.10
The smoke then reached the surgical field 10 s later, which resulted in a calculated mean velocity of 0.15 m/s.
In a prospective, randomized study, LeGoo[R] has been shown to provide better operating conditions than conventional occlusion techniques, by limiting blood flow into a surgical field without causing damage to the vessels.
In the case of valve repair or replacement, a bloodless surgical field is preferable, so the surgeon can see what he or she is working on.
-- The surgical field was contaminated within 30 minutes of the surgeons' hand scrub in more than half of 31 vaginal surgery cases, despite standard antibiotic prophylaxis and rigorous adherence to aseptic protocol.
Benefits of the procedure include the reduced need for transfussions and possible infections transmitted by them, reduced risk of physical stress during and after surgery, and the creation of what surgeons call a "dry surgical field," which enables surgeons to fit the joint components for optimal function and maximum longevity.
And did you know that sphagnum, holding as much as 25 times its weight in water, was dried and used by Native Americans as diapers and later by the Allies in World War II as a surgical field dressing?
set for the suction of the surgical field (yankuver suction system) for u gokb 2 400 pcs.
During the operation, one hand was used to perform the operation and move the endoscope, and the other hand was used for irrigation and suction to keep the surgical field and the endoscope clear.