healing (hel´ing)

1. Restoring to health; promoting the closure of wounds and ulcers. 2. The process of a return to health. 3. Closing of a wound. See also union.
faith h. a treatment utilized since antiquity based upon prayer and a profound belief in divine intervention in human affairs.
h. by first intention h. by fibrous adhesion, without suppuration or granulation tissue formation.primary adhesion, primary union;
h. by second intention delayed closure of two granulating surfaces.secondary adhesion, secondary union;
h. by third intention the slow filling of a wound cavity or ulcer by granulations, with subsequent cicatrization.


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