Debridement meaning

dā'brēd-mäɴ', dĭ-brēd'mənt
Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.
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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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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)