1. To fill, stuff, or tampon. 2. To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering. 3. To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site. 4. The items used for wound dressing. [M.E. pak, fr. Germanic]
- cold p. a p. of cloth or other material soaked in cold water or encasing ice.
- dry p. a p. enveloping one in dry, warmed blankets to induce profuse perspiration.
- hot p. a p. of cloth or other material soaked in hot water or producing moist heat by another means.
- wet p. the usual form of p. using hot or cold moisture.
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pack 'pak n
1) a container shielded with lead or mercury for holding radium in large quantities esp. for therapeutic application
2 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 esp. to maintain a clear field in surgery, to plug cavities, to check bleeding by compression, or to apply medication
pack vt to cover or surround with a pack <\packed it away from the operative field with gauze packs (R. P. Parsons)> specif to envelop (a patient) in a wet or dry sheet or blanket

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a pad of folded moistened material, such as cotton-wool, applied to the body or inserted into a cavity.

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(pak) 1. treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets or a limb in towels, wet or dry and either hot or cold. 2. the blankets, sheets, or towels used for this purpose. 3. a tampon.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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