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pack

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noun \ˈpak\

Medical Definition of pack

  1. 1:  a container shielded with lead or mercury for holding radium in large quantities especially for therapeutic application

  2. 2a:  absorbent material saturated with water or other liquid for therapeutic application to the body or a body part—see cold pack, hot pack; compare ice packb:  a folded square or compress of gauze or other absorbent material used especially to maintain a clear field in surgery, to plug cavities, to check bleeding by compression, or to apply medication




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pack

transitive verb

Medical Definition of pack

  1. :  to cover or surround with a pack <packed it away from the operative field with gauze packs—R. P. Parsons>; specifically :  to envelop (a patient) in a wet or dry sheet or blanket





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