skin patch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skin patch a medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream
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Usage

In literature:

Picture a great room, the walls of varnished match-boarding, the bare floor covered in patches by skins.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
The patches are rounded or irregular, and usually shade off into the sound skin.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
As the ropes round my ankles were unwound from the deep channels they had cut into my flesh, large patches of skin came away with them.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Lovingly she stroked the few patches of his skin that were not torn or burned or bruised.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
White bone showed through when he pulled the patch of skin loose, the round spot quickly filling with blood.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The patches of raised skin are marked by an abrupt border and are irregular in form.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The little patch of rouge was easily discernible against the pallor of her powdered skin.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The cap of this species is fleshy and dry, the skin breaking into thin patches.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Worse remained, for a disfiguring rash had assailed patches of her skin.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
He was a likeable, lanky, red-haired youth with a very few tiny patches of white skin showing between his freckles.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
I lost, besides, many patches of skin, and the sharp thorns tore my flesh.
"Lost in the Jungle" by Paul Du Chaillu
They had enough skins to make patches, and twine with which to stitch them on.
"The Romance of Polar Exploration" by G. Firth Scott
Our boots could also be patched with bits of the skin, and new soles could be made.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
There was a lighter patch of tightened skin above each cheek-bone.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham
His shirt was spattered all over, and patches of sticky mire glued it to his skin.
"The Boy Ranchers of Puget Sound" by Harold Bindloss
On the fourth day dark spots, patches like black bruises, and long, livid stripes, appeared upon her fair skin.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
When he flung off his clothes he laughed to see the parti-coloured patches on his skin.
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
The skin is infiltrated in a circumscribed patch, and has a peculiarly glossy red hue.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The limbs are often rigid, the skin is marked with livid patches, and the abdomen is distended with gas.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Round the eyes a thick, bare white patch of skin, about six lines wide, like a pair of spectacles.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
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In poetry:

He fell: and says the shattered man, I fell:
And sweeps an arm the height an eagle wins;
And in his breast a mouthless well
Heaves the worn patches of his coat of skins.
"Bellerophon" by George Meredith

In news:

Blotchy skin patches are relatively common during exercise.
So the patch of skin between my brows is a little hairy.
With exposed patches of skin at the chest, waist, and everywhere else, it's clear that the cutout is having its sexy little moment come spring.
Mary Grove was suddenly shedding skin in large red patches.
The FDA has just approved the first skin patch for children with ADHD.
In animal studies, we have demonstrated that the dose of an injected H5N1 vaccine candidate can be significantly reduced by using a skin patch containing E.
There's only one patch of skin on a white man's body that remotely compares to nearly every inch of a black man's skin.
Prosecutors said that Scott Woods chewed the patch instead of applying it to his skin.
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones , such as Bayer's Climara skin patch, to relieve menopause symptoms.
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones, such as Bayer's Climara skin patch, to relieve menopause symptoms.
Nicotine Gum and Skin Patch Face New Doubt.
Fred Brenneman, of Sunnybrook Hospital, explains the use of pig skin to patch up complicated hernias.
The news that about 70 percent of cocaine in the United States is cut with the veterinary de-worming chemical levamisole, which can give users "patches of blackened, dying skin on the ears, face, trunk or extremities," was terrifying enough.
In cosmetic labs, rabbits donning mascara and lipstick are on the way out, while patches of lab-grown skin are in.
Flaky Patches-Treatment for Flaky Skin.
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In science:

Skin,2{φα } = For |q | ≪ kF the diagonal-patch approximation (A1) is justified, so that we may replace Θα (k)Θα′ (k + q) ≈ δαα′ Θα (k).
Bosonization of Interacting Fermions in Arbitrary Dimensions
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