medical dressing

Definitions of medical dressing
  1. noun
    a cloth covering for a wound or sore
    synonyms: dressing
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    bandage, patch
    a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
    a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
    cataplasm, plaster, poultice
    a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
    surgical dressing
    a loosely woven cotton dressing for incisions made during surgery
    adhesive bandage
    bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive
    capeline bandage
    bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap
    cast, plaster bandage, plaster cast
    bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
    compression bandage, tourniquet
    bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
    elastic bandage
    a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
    four-tailed bandage
    a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends; the central part is placed under the chin to restrict motion of the mandible and the tails are tied over the top of the head
    immovable bandage
    a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied
    mustard plaster, sinapism
    a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
    oblique bandage
    a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb
    roller bandage
    bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application
    scarf bandage, sling, triangular bandage
    bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
    suspensory, suspensory bandage
    a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)
    swathe, wrapping
    an enveloping bandage
    (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
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    cloth covering
    a covering made of cloth
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