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1. An instrument for holding back the margins of a wound or structures within the wound. 2. A muscle that draws in any organ or part.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Retractor." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762832/all/retractor.
Retractor. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762832/all/retractor. Accessed January 25, 2020.
Retractor. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762832/all/retractor
Retractor [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 25]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762832/all/retractor.
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