TITLE

splinter

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2052
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The article presents a definition for the term "splinter," which refers to a fragment from a fractured bone. It also refers to a slender, sharp piece of material piercing or embedded in the skin or subcutaneous tissue.
ACCESSION #
21246412

 

Related Articles

  • splint.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2051 

    The article presents a definition for the term "splint," which refers to an appliance made of bone, wood, metal, plastics, composites, or plaster of Paris, used for the fixation, union, or protection of an injured part of the body.

  • outrigger.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1665 

    A definition of the term "outrigger," which refers to an attachment for hand splints that permits the fingers to be placed in elastic traction, is presented.

  • wrist-driven wrist-hand orthosis.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2505 

    A definition of the term "wrist-driven wrist-hand orthosis," (WDWHO) which refers to a dynamic splint used by people with C6 tetraplegia for functional grasping, is presented.

  • axilla conformer.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p225 

    A definition of the medical term "axilla conformer," which refers to a splint intended to prevent adduction contractures after severe burns to the axillary region, is presented.

  • neck conformer.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1548 

    A definition of the term "neck conformer," which refers to a splint that positions the neck to prevent flexion contractures, is presented.

  • so·mat·ic.  // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p318 

    A definition of the term "somatic" is presented. It relates to the body. The cells of the body with the exception of the reproductive cells, or gametes, are known as somatic cells.

  • splenoid.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2050 

    The article presents a definition for the term "splenoid," which refers to a form of mass that resembles the spleen.

  • neck conformer.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1434 

    A definition of the medical term "neck conformer" is presented. It refers to a splint, usually fabricated of thermoplastic material, that positions the neck to prevent flexion contractures due to burns of the anterior neck. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary,"...

  • outrigger.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1552 

    A definition of the medical term "outrigger" is presented. This term denotes an attachment for hand splints that allows the fingers to be place in elastic traction. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.The pronunciation of the term is...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics