Wound

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In medicine, a wound is a type of physical injury where in the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a bruise (a closed wound).

In pathology, it specifically means a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.

Healing[change | change source]

To heal a wound, the body undertakes a series of actions collectively known as the wound healing process.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • WOUNDS, online open-access journal featuring articles about wound care and related research.
  • Ostomy Wound Management, online open-access journal featuring articles about wound care, ostomy care, incontinence care and nutrition
  • Journal of Burns and Wounds, online open-access journal featuring articles about wound care and related research

Other pages[change | change source]

Injury