One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The medical use of maggots to clean infected wounds, especially in cases where an infection is resistant to conventional antibiotic treatment.
- ‘In maggot debridement therapy (also known as maggot therapy, larva therapy, larval therapy, biodebridement or biosurgery), disinfected fly larvae are applied to the wound within special dressings.’
- ‘Anyone who thinks maggots are only good for anglers' bait will be able to find out about the ‘biosurgery’ the creatures can perform.’
- ‘Mirm will serve as a single base of operations for the university's leading scientists and clinical faculty working to develop tissue engineering, cellular therapies, biosurgery, and artificial and biohybrid organ devices.’
- ‘Other biopharmaceutical products include vaccines for the prevention of diseases, and biosurgery products like fibrin sealant and others used in hemostasis and wound-sealing in surgery.’
- ‘Biosurgery using larvae such as maggots for treatment of difficult wounds is now becoming an established discipline in the management of difficult wounds.’
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