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Surgical Prophylaxis

Antibiotics administered prior to contamination of previously uninfected tissues or fluids are considered prophylactic. The goal for prophylactic antibiotics

January 11th 2015 | Disease

What is Sagittal Plane?

A vertical plane passing through the standing body from front to back. The mid-sagital, or median, plane splits the

January 10th 2015 | Anatomy

Protraction and Retraction

Proctaction means the state of being protracted; especially : protrusion of the jaws The word protraction may be used

January 6th 2015 | Other

Infected Pressure Ulcers

Many factors are thought to predispose patients to the formation of pressure ulcers: paralysis, paresis, immobilization, malnutrition, anemia, infection,

January 6th 2015 | Disease


Circumduction is a combination of flexion, extension, abduction and adduction The shoulder, hip, wrist and ankle are all examples

January 5th 2015 | Other
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