HEALTH TERMS AND GLOSSARY
OSHA Regulation pertaining to Respiratory Protection for healthcare workers listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Cancer of the lyphoid tissue which includes the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system
A measurement commonly used to measure the outside diameter of needles, catheters, and other cylindrical medical instruments. One (1) Fr is equivalent to 0.33 mm = .013 = 1/77 of diameter.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Movement of a body part away from the central plane of the body, as opposed to adduction which is to pull the body part inwards, towards the body.
Surgical excision or amputation of a body part or tissue, or destruction of its function.
A cavity filled with pus and surrounded by inflamed tissue. Sterile abscesses are caused by a non-bacterial inflammatory response.
A glove donning powder consisting of cornstarch cross-linked with epichlorohydrin or phosphorus oxychloride with less than 2% magnesium oxide as defined in the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP). Must be capable of being boiled in saline for 20 minutes and stand for 24 hours without dissolving. More absorbable by the bodys immune system than talcum powder, but still the cause of several wound and inhalation complications including delayed healing, granulomas, adhesions, increased risk of infection, powder emboli, etc.