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drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.

cig·a·rette drain

a wick of gauze wrapped in a thin, soft, rubberlike material, providing capillary drainage.

cig·a·rette drain

(sig'ă-ret' drān)
A wick of gauze wrapped in rubber tissue, providing capillary drainage.

cig·a·rette drain

(sig'ă-ret' drān)
A wick of gauze wrapped in rubber tissue, providing capillary drainage.

drain

1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.

active drain
continuous or intermittent suction is used for greater efficiency in fluid removal.
cigarette drain
a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a tube of gutta-percha or rubber.
passive drain
relies on gravity and must be placed in a dependent position.
Penrose drain
a thin tube of latex rubber; secretions drain around, not through this tube.
sump drain
a drainage system in which a small air tube is located inside the lumen or wall of a larger tube that drains fluid from a cavity.
underwater drain
the external opening of the drainage tube is immersed in a sealed container of water; used for drains from the pleural cavity to collect drainage yet maintain a mild negative pressure.