Y2: Wound terms
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The pink to red, moist, fragile tissue that fills in an open wound bed during proliferative phase of healing. Capillary beds on its surface give it the bumpy or granulated appearance.
Granulation tissue that is raised above the peri-wound area.
The removal of devitalized tissue and foreign matter
Swelling, accumulation of fluid in the tissues
Fluid coming from wounded tissue
The initial response to injury, generally lasting several days.
The response releases chemicals which initiate healing.
A softening or sogginess of the tissue caused by retention of excessive moisture
Necrosis or necrotic
- The local death of tissue
- Tissue is often black/brown in colour
- leathery in texture
Devitalized tissue that has a yellow/tan/grey/green/ or brown hue
A wound with torn and ragged edges
A superficial injury in which the skin or mucous membrane is rubbed or torn
Scab or dry crust that is composed of dried plasma proteins and dead skin
A vesicle that contains collection of serum
The skin appears bright pink to red and does not blanch (lose colour) when pressed.
Unpleasant odour or smell
A process of tissue digestion by enzymes produced in the body
Blood stained fluid when serous fluid mixes with blood.
Pink/red in colour
- Tissue that bleeds easily.
- Then this occurs in a chronic wound, infection should be suspected.
The process of forming new blood vessels. Occurs in the granulation phase of healing in wound repair.
Inflammation or infection of the cells in tissues characterized by redness, pain, heat and edema. Firmess of the tissue may also occur
Redness of the skin caused by vasodilatation related to inflammation, infection or injury
leakage of fluid from a blood or lymph vessel into surrounding tissue
a deficiency of blood supply to an area
Any abnormal degenerative or inflammatory state of the peripheral nervous system. Symptoms include, numbness, tingling or pain in the extremities
Containing or forming pus
Inflammation/infection of a bone
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