healing

healing is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or .

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary Online + App from F.A. Davis and Unbound Medicine. Find 65,000 medical and nursing definitions. Download to iPhone, iPad, and Android. Explore these free sample topics:

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(hēl′ing )

The restoration to a normal mental or physical condition, esp. of an inflammation or a wound. In skin lesions, regrowth of epithelial tissues also occurs. The many processes involved in the healing of a wound take 3 weeks or more to complete. Many factors may delay tissue healing, including malnutrition, wound infection, and coexisting conditions, e.g., diabetes mellitus, advanced age, tobacco abuse, cancer; as well as the use of several drugs, including corticosteroids.

Descriptive text is not available for this image

WOUND HEALING

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or --

(hēl′ing )

The restoration to a normal mental or physical condition, esp. of an inflammation or a wound. In skin lesions, regrowth of epithelial tissues also occurs. The many processes involved in the healing of a wound take 3 weeks or more to complete. Many factors may delay tissue healing, including malnutrition, wound infection, and coexisting conditions, e.g., diabetes mellitus, advanced age, tobacco abuse, cancer; as well as the use of several drugs, including corticosteroids.

Descriptive text is not available for this image

WOUND HEALING

There's more to see -- the rest of this entry is available only to subscribers.