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   A wound caused by a cut from a sharp instrument or the tearing of body tissue.


A wound is a physical trauma where the skin is torn, cut or punctured. Exposed to air, there is not only a significant chance of death due to loss of blood, but increased chance of bacteria entering the wound or an infection.

Biological tissue is a group of cells that perform a similar function.The study of tissues is known as histology, or, in connection with disease, histopathology.The classical tools for studying the tissues are the wax block, the tissue stain, and the optical microscope, though developments in electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and frozen sections have all added to the sum of knowledge in the last couple of decades.



Long-term memory
The final phase of memory in which information storage may last from hours to a lifetime.

Loosening of associations
A disturbance of thinking shown by speech in which ideas shift from one subject to another that is unrelated or minimally related to the first. Statements that lack a meaningful relationship may be juxtaposed, or speech may shift suddenly from one frame of reference to another. The speaker gives no indication of being aware of the disconnectedness, contradictions, or illogicality of speech.

Laproscopic surgery
A technique of using a fiber-optic scope and minute instruments to perform surgery with the smallest incision and least damage possible.

A device used by ACLS personnel to look down the throat to insert an endotracheal tube.

The system of interconnecting canals and cavities in the inner ear. Plays an important role in hearing and in balance.


"Discharge of tears. ""Watering"" eyes."

Inflammation of the larynx, resulting in a temporary loss of voice.

Toward the side, sideways.

Legg-Calv?-Perthes disease
A disease in which the blood supply to the femur is reduced, causing the bone to collapse.

"A lack of energy; sluggishness, dullness or apathy."

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