Compresses/Packs, Cold, Chemical

Definition : Cold compresses or packs that become cold due to an internal chemical reaction. These devices typically consist of an outer pouch that contains some chemicals (e.g., ammonium nitrate) and an inner pouch that contains water; the inner pouch is squeezed and a chemical reaction is generated so as to cool the fluid. Chemical cold compresses/packs are mainly intended to apply cold therapy to a specific body surface; they are used to reduce pain, swelling, bruising, and bleeding.

Entry Terms : "Chemical Compresses/Packs, Cold" , "Cold Compresses/Packs, Chemical" , "Compresses, Cold, Chemical" , "Chemical Cold Compresses/Packs"

UMDC code : 25798

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