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drainage

 [drān´ij]
systematic withdrawal of fluids and discharges from a wound, sore, or cavity.
capillary drainage that effected by strands of hair, surgical gut, spun glass, or other material of small caliber which acts by capillary attraction.
closed drainage airtight or water-tight drainage of a cavity so that air or contaminants cannot enter; for example, drainage of an empyema cavity carried out by means of an intercostal drainage tube passing into an airtight receiving vessel.
open drainage drainage of a cavity through an opening in the chest wall into which one or more drainage tubes are inserted, the opening not being sealed against the entrance of outside air.
percutaneous drainage drainage of an abscess or collection of fluid by means of a catheter inserted through the skin and positioned under the guidance of computed tomography or ultrasonography.
postural drainage see postural drainage.
tidal drainage drainage of the urinary bladder by an apparatus that alternately fills the bladder to a predetermined pressure and empties it by a combination of siphonage and gravity flow.

cap·il·lar·y drain·age

drainage by means of a wick of gauze or other material.

cap·il·lar·y drain·age

(kap'i-lār-ē drān'ăj)
Drainage by means of a wick of gauze or other material.

drainage

systematic withdrawal of fluids and discharges from a wound, sore or cavity.

drainage angle
capillary drainage
that effected by strands of hair, catgut, spun glass, or other material of small caliber which acts by capillary attraction.
closed drainage
drainage of an empyema cavity carried out with protection against the entrance of outside air into the pleural cavity.
open drainage
drainage of an empyema cavity through an opening in the chest wall into which one or more rubber drainage tubes are inserted, the opening not being sealed against the entrance of outside air.
peritoneal drainage
drainage of the peritoneum; limited by the rapid formation of adhesions and can only be accomplished with lavage or through an open cavity.
suction drainage
a source of continuous or intermittent negative pressure is used to maintain drainage in various sites, particularly negative pressure in the pleural cavity. A syringe and valve, one-way valve, vacuum tube or underwater drain can be used for this purpose.
drainage systems
see drain.
tidal drainage
drainage of the urinary bladder by an apparatus that alternately fills the bladder to a predetermined pressure and empties it by a combination of siphonage and gravity flow.
drainage tubes
see drain.
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