Burns, first degree


Burns, first degree
A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in color and

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  • Burns, second degree — Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns in that it is red and sensation is intact; however, the damage is severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more …   Medical dictionary

  • first-degree — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of burns) affecting only the surface of the skin and causing reddening. 2) Law, chiefly N. Amer. (of crime, especially murder) in the most serious category. ● first degree relative Cf. ↑first degree relative …   English terms dictionary

  • first-degree — adjective 1》 Medicine denoting burns that affect only the surface of the skin and cause reddening. 2》 Law, chiefly N. Amer. denoting the most serious category of a crime, especially murder. Phrases first degree relative a person s parent, sibling …   English new terms dictionary

  • first-degree — adjective Limited to redness of skin, such as sunburns, which is less damaging than second degree, third degree and fourth degree burns …   Wiktionary

  • first degree burns — mild scalding of the skin which causes redness but not blistering, least serious kind of burn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • degree — [di grē′] n. [ME degre < OFr degré, degree, step, rank < VL * degradus < degradare: see DEGRADE] 1. any of the successive steps or stages in a process or series 2. a step in the direct line of descent [a cousin in the second degree] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Burns — The treatment of burns depends on the depth, area and location of the burn. Burn depth is generally categorized as first, second or third degree. A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin… …   Medical dictionary

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  • degree — n. 1 a stage in an ascending or descending scale, series, or process. 2 a stage in intensity or amount (to a high degree; in some degree). 3 relative condition (each is good in its degree). 4 Math. a unit of measurement of angles, one ninetieth… …   Useful english dictionary

  • first — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a earliest in time or order. b coming next after a specified or implied time (shall take the first train; the first cuckoo). 2 foremost in position, rank, or importance (First Lord of the Treasury; first mate). 3 Mus.… …   Useful english dictionary

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