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Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpak\

Medical Definition of PACK

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