pressure dressing

n.

A dressing that exerts pressure on the area covered to prevent the collection of fluids in the underlying tissues, usually used after skin grafting and in the treatment of burns.

Nearby words

  1. pressure altitude,
  2. pressure cabin,
  3. pressure center,
  4. pressure cooker,
  5. pressure drag,
  6. pressure epiphysis,
  7. pressure flaking,
  8. pressure gauge,
  9. pressure gradient,
  10. pressure group


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