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Lacerated Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lacerated adj : having edges that are jagged from injury [syn: lacerate, mangled, torn]
Lacerated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lacerate \Lac"er*ate\, Lacerated \Lac"er*a`ted\, p. a. [L. laceratus, p. p.]
  1. Rent; torn; mangled; as, a lacerated wound. By each other's fury lacerate --Southey.
  2. (Bot. & Zo["o]l.) Jagged, or slashed irregularly, at the end, or along the edge.
Lacerated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lacerate \Lac"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lacerated; p. pr. & vb. n. Lacerating (?>).] [L. laceratus, p. p. of lacerare to lacerate, fr. lacer mangled, lacerated; cf. Gr. ? a rent, rending, ? to tear; perh. akin to E. slay.] To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Lacerated'

In medicine, a wound is a type of injury in which skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). In pathology, it specifically refers to a sharp injury which damages the dermis of the skin.

Open wounds can be classified according to the object that caused the wound. The types of open wound are:

Closed wounds have fewer categories, but are just as dangerous as open wounds. The types of closed wounds are:

Anyone can develop a wound or infection. There are however some people who may have poor healing abilities like the elderly because of declining immune system. Individuals who are malnourished or who do not eat right foods and lack vitamins, nutrients or have protein deficiency are at risk too. Those who are chronically ill, bedridden or non ambulatory also have high risk factors as well as people who have undergone prolonged corticosteroid use or have been administered a potent immunosuppressive drug. Radiation therapy patients as well as diabetics, the obese and those that have had a stroke or some sort of peripheral vascular disease are also more likely to develop some sort of wound infection.

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