open drainage


The admittance of air into a wound or cavity to facilitate drainage.

Nearby words

  1. open diapason,
  2. open die,
  3. open dislocation,
  4. open door,
  5. open doors,
  6. open drop anesthesia,
  7. open drop technique,
  8. open educational resource,
  9. open enrollment,
  10. open field

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