abduction - to draw away from the midline of the body or from an adjacent part or limb.
aeration - to expose (a medium or tissue) to air.
angora - wool made from the hair of an angora goat or rabbit.
amplitude - the amount by which a voltage or current changes from zero or an average value.
anodized - to coat a metal, especially magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means.
antepartum - the period prior to childbirth; before delivery.
anterior - located on or near the front of an organ or on the stomach surface of the body in humans.
autoclavable - able to withstand the action of a heavy vessel for conducting chemical reactions under high pressure.
bariatric - a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases.
cervical - of or pertaining to the cervix or neck.
cetrimide - a powerful disinfectant.
coccyx - a small triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in humans, consisting of several fused rudimentary vertebrae; also called a tailbone.
convalescent - a person who is recovering from illness.
convexity - a shape that curves or bulges outward.
convoluted - rolled up together or with one part over another.
edematous - swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid.
epoxy - tough, very adhesive, and resistant to chemicals. They are used to make protective coatings and glues.
ergonomic - equipment designed, usually for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
exudate - a fluid that has oozed out of a tissue or its capillaries due to injury or inflammation.
flange - projection used for strength or for attaching to another object.
Gastroesophageal Reflux - a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.
hydrocolloid - a substance that forms a gel with water.
hydrogel - a gel in which the liquid is water.
knurled - one of a series of small ridges or grooves on the surface or edge of a metal object, such as a thumbscrew, to aid in gripping.
lumbo-sacral - of or pertaining to the loins and sacrum; as, the lumbosacral nerve, a branch of one of the lumber nerves which passes over the sacrum.
malodorous - having an unpleasant or offensive odor; smelling bad.
media - the middle layer of an artery or lymphatic vessel.
metatarsal - any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes.
nebulizer - a device that reduces liquid to an extremely fine cloud, especially used for delivering medication to the deep part of the respiratory tract.
necrosis - death of cells or tissues through injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body.
neoprene - a synthetic rubber that is resistant to oils and aging; used in waterproof products.
occlusive - of or being a bandage or dressing that closes a wound and keeps it from the air.
orthopedic - the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
polyethylene - a lightweight thermoplastic; used especially in packaging and insulation.
polyurethane - any of various synthetic resins used to make tough resistant coatings, adhesives, foams, and electrical insulation.
sedentary - accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise.
stasis - an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped.
stoma - a surgically constructed opening, especially one in the abdominal wall that permits the passage of waste after a colostomy or ileostomy.
torso - the trunk of the human body.