sustancia noble

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17:37 May 11, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Brain
Spanish term or phrase: sustancia noble
This appears in an A&E report from Spain, in Physical Examination section:
Sol. continuidad en "M" de 2 cm ... sin perdida de sustancia noble. I have no idea what this means! Help!
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3Noble substance
Jaime Blank
1 +2no significant loss of substance
Anne Schulz
2 +1(without loss of) substance
Marie Wilson
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liz askew



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(without loss of) substance

I can't find much for "noble", maybe just substance/sustancia is sufficient.
According to injury classification:

. con instrumentos Heridas sin pérdida de sustancia Heridas no cercanas

A Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology, ...
James Copland - 1834 - ‎Electronic books
... a Classification of Diseases According to Pathological Principles, a Copious ... or injuries penetrating the cranium, either with or without loss of substance.

Note added at 49 mins (2018-05-11 18:27:28 GMT)

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H. C. Allen - 2002 - ‎Homeopathy
Marigold Compositae Injuries • Traumatic affections: External wounds with or without loss of substance; torn and jagged looking wounds; post-surgical operations ...

Marie Wilson
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agree  liz askew: I think this is fine.
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  -> Thanks, Liz.
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sin perdida de sustancia noble = sin perdida de sustancia notable
no significant loss of substance

Just a guess: Could "noble" be "notable"?

After all, doctors tend to qualify their statements, and no/never/all/always are practically(!) non-existent in medicine. (Very helpful in multiple choice exams at med school way back when: all options containing "always", "never", "no" or "all" could be excluded without reading any further ;-)

Anne Schulz
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agree  liz askew: there is such a thing as "sustancia noble".....
19 hrs

agree  Robert Carter: It's a very good possibility.
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Noble substance

Need more background on your question but maybe it is talking about blood group antibody/antigen Noble (substance)
[ anticuerpo/antígeno de grupo sanguíneo Noble (sustancia) ]

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to los siguientes casos: — Heridas con importante pérdida de sustancia. .... respeto de ***estructuras nobles (vasos, nervios, tendones)***, el compromiso de la ..

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important structures

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