Unna boot

Unna boot
Unna paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

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  • Unna's paste boot — n UNNA S BOOT …   Medical dictionary

  • Unna's boot — In medicine, Unna s boot is a special gauze (usually 4 inches wide and 10 yards long) bandage, which can be used for the treatment of venous stasis ulcers and other venous insufficiencies of the leg. It can also be used as a supportive bandage… …   Wikipedia

  • Unna's boot — Un·na s boot or Un·na boot ü nə(z) n a compression dressing for varicose veins or ulcers consisting of a paste made of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and water that is applied to the lower leg, covered with a bandage, and then applied to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Unna paste boot alkaline methylene blue — Un·na paste boot, alkaline methylene blue (oonґah) [Paul Gerson Unna, German dermatologist, 1850–1929] see under boot, and blue …   Medical dictionary

  • unna's boot — ˈu̇nəz noun Usage: usually capitalized U Etymology: after Paul G. Unna died 1929 German dermatologist : gelatin boot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unna's boot — noun see gelatin boot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paul Gerson Unna — Paul Gerson Unna, (b. September 8, 1850, Hamburg; d. January 29, 1929, Hamburg) was a German physician and dermatologist.Paul Unna was the son of Moritz Adolph Unna, a physician from Hamburg. He began to study medicine at the University of… …   Wikipedia

  • gelatin boot — noun : a dressing for varicose veins or ulcers consisting of a paste made of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and water that is applied first directly to the lower leg before it is wrapped in a spiral bandage and then again to the outside of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zinc gelatin–impregnated gauze — absorbent gauze impregnated with zinc gelatin that may contain a small amount of ferric oxide as coloring matter; see also Unna boot, under boot …   Medical dictionary

  • zinc gelatin — a preparation of zinc oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and purified water, used as a topical skin protectant. See also Unna boot, under boot …   Medical dictionary

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