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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

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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In our case we could continuously monitor our TT tube through the surgical field and we manoeuvred it under direct vision.
Our goal was to substantiate the recently hypothesized transmission pathway of potential pathogens (1,6) from a heater-cooler unit to the surgical field by an airborne route in a cardiac surgical operating room equipped with an ultraclean air ventilation system.
Women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy for a benign indication may forego a mechanical bowel preparation as such preparation did not improve the surgical field.
The primary outcome measure was change in cardiovascular responses of mean, systolic and diastolic blood pressures and HR after surgical field infiltration.
Among 29 surgeries that lasted long enough for a second culture to be taken at 90 minutes, the surgical field was contaminated in 12.
The treatment of serious complications from the poor visibility due to excessive bleeding in the surgical field and the possibility of neurological damage makes it important for anaesthesiologists to produce optimal surgical conditions.
Surgical teams will notice the effective clearance of surgical smoke allowing better visibility for the surgeon and a safer surgical field for the staff with the elimination of exposure to the hazards of surgical smoke.
5 cm) flexible neck and handle that can be maneuvered away from the surgical field.
Most surgeons trained before 1988 operated while viewing the surgical field with their eye attached to the laparoscope.
This cutting edge, lamp-less, environmentally friendly backlight technology enables longer product life while conserving energy in the sterile surgical field.
And so to ensure the functionality of the surgical field Emergency Center, pavilion number 50 and number 10 of the new pavilion for the duration of construction and reconstruction.