Debridement definition

dābrēd-mäɴ, dĭ-brēdmənt
Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.
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(surgery) The cutting away of dead or contaminated tissue or foreign material from a wound to prevent infection.
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Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.
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(medicine) The removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
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(dentistry) The removal of the dental tartar that has accumulated over teeth, typically done using hand tools and ultrasound instruments.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
debridement
Plural:
dbridements, debridements

Origin of debridement

  • French débridement from débrider to unbridle, debride (from the likening of constricting bands of tissue to bridles) from Old French desbrider des- de- bride bridle (probably from Middle High German brīdel rein)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French débridement.

    From Wiktionary