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abrasion

a·bra·sion

/əˈbrāZHən/

Noun

An open injury caused by rubbing or scraping of the skin. While the bleeding from this injury may be minimal, abrasions can still cause problems for the patient. Because sensory receptors are damaged, abrasions can be extremely painful. The loss of the epidermis and parts of the dermal layer exposes the patient to potential infection. This is especially true if large areas of the skin are damaged