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bougie

 [boo´zhe]
a slender, flexible or rigid, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.
Bougies: A, Otis bougie à boule; B, olive-tipped bougie; C, filiform bougie. From Dorland's, 2000.
filiform bougie a bougie of very slender caliber, generally used for exploration of small areas, such as sinus tracts, where false tracts could be easily created. The entering end is of smaller diameter, and the following end is threaded to allow for attachment of a following bougie.
following bougie a flexible, tapered bougie attachable to a filiform bougie and allowing progressive dilatation without creation of false tracts.
Hurst b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter used for dilatation of the cardioesophageal region.
Maloney b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter, having cone-shaped tips.
soluble bougie a bougie composed of a substance that becomes fluid in situ.

bou·gie

(bū-zhē'),
A cylindric instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus; sometimes containing a medication for local application.
[Fr. candle]

bougie

/bou·gie/ (boo-zhe´) a slender, flexible, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.
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Bougies: (A), Otis bougie à boule; (B), olive-tipped bougie; (C), filiform bougie.

bulbous bougie  one with a bulb-shaped tip.
filiform bougie  one of very slender caliber.

bougie

(bo͞o′zhē, -jē)
n.
Medicine
a. A slender, flexible, cylindrical instrument that is inserted into a bodily canal, such as the urethra, to dilate, examine, or medicate.

bougie

[bo̅o̅′zhē, bo̅o̅zhē′]
Etymology: Fr, candle
a thin cylindric instrument made of rubber, waxed silk, or other flexible material for insertion into canals of the body in order to dilate, examine, or measure them.
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Passage of a bougie

bougie

Surgery A long, flexible instrument, introduced into the urethra, esophagus, etc, to remove obstructions Therapeutics A slender rod consisting of medicine in a vehicle–wax, gelatin that melts at body temperature, which is introduced via the urethra

bou·gie

(bū-zhē')
A cylindric instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating, examining, measuring, or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus; sometimes containing a medication for local application.
[Fr. candle]

bougie

A smooth, often flexible, round-ended instrument used to widen abnormal narrowing (strictures) in a body passage, such as those in the URETHRA or OESOPHAGUS.

Bougie

A mercury-filled dilator in the shape of a cylinder or tapered cylinder. Bougies come in a range of different sizes.
Mentioned in: Lower Esophageal Ring

bougie

a slender, flexible, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.

filiform bougie
a bougie of very slender caliber.
soluble bougie
a bougie composed of a substance that becomes fluid in situ.
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To measure the urethral stricture length, we inserted a separate bougie into the external and internal urethra, and assembled a disk-like measurer as an attachment to both bougies.
On ne le repete jamais assez, mais ne laissez jamais allumee une bougie lorsque vous n'etes pas la.
Bougies with a short coude tip may be used successfully with the Glidescope videolaryngoscope by any of five mechanisms.
The Esophagus Bougie Set(TM) can now be used with Varian's full range of VariSource(R) and GammaMed(R) HDR (high dose rate) afterloaders.
Dans le meme communique, la direction de la Protection civile met en garde les citoyens quant a la manipulation des bougies et cierges en donnant les consignes suivantes: ces produits doivent etre places sur des supports stables et non inflammables, leur emplacement doit etre loin des tentures et meubles afin d'eviter l'eclosion d'incendies, leur manipulation doit se faire en presence des adultes, les bougies doivent etre bien entreposees, les allumettes et les briquets doivent etre gardes hors de portee des enfants.
Nous savons parfaitement les causes pour lesquelles une injustice grave et historique de l'Organisation ont ete commises", a-t-il indique, ajoutant "qu'au moment oE l'OUA/UA souffle ses 50 bougies, l'heure est venue pour que les dirigeants africains corrigent cette grave injustice".
Si nous ne faisons pas cela bien, nous ne faisons rien de bien", a ajoute le president americain derriere un pupitre sombre devant lequel etaient allumees 26 bougies en hommage aux 26 victimes.
De meme pour la manipulation des bougies et cierges dont leur emplacement doit etre eloigne des tentures et meubles[beaucoup plus grand que].
Eecrit par MT Parlement L'augmentation du taux de la taxe sur la valeur ajoutee de certains produits et services de large consommation (hammams, fours traditionnels, bougies, boEtes de sardines.
Le but est de reunir la famille et d'allonger la soiree par des contes ou evoquer les souvenirs d'antan a la lumiere des bougies multicolores tout en humant de l'encens.
Parallelement, la manifestation de la Coalition des employes du secteur touristique a ete differente et distinguee par des marches des ces employes, avec en main des bougies illuminees pour marquer et confirmer le caractere pacifique et surtout symbolique de leur manifestation.