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dislodgement

, dislodgment (dis-loj′mĕnt) [Fr. desloger, to dislodge]
Displacement of a device (such as a catheter or tracheal tube) thought to be securely in position. Dislodgment of catheters, endotracheal tubes, or other devices may sometimes occur when patients are agitated, when they are moved, or when equipment is checked or adjusted. It may result in patient injury or failure in administration of required treatments.dislodge
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As the clinging things upon his feet and face resisted his every effort to dislodge them, Numa became frantic.
She brushed her nose with her paws, trying to dislodge the fiery darts, thrust it into the snow, and rubbed it against twigs and branches, and all the time leaping about, ahead, sidewise, up and down, in a frenzy of pain and fright.
The skinny arms now embraced his neck, holding the teeth to his throat against all his efforts to dislodge the thing.
Seeing that they were all blank leaves from this place to the end, I lifted the volume by the back, and, as a last measure of precaution, shook it so as to dislodge any loose papers or cards which might have escaped my notice between the leaves.
The unhappy state of his own affairs was the one idea which occupied the brain of Nicholas, walk as fast as he would; and when he tried to dislodge it by speculating on the situation and prospects of the people who surrounded him, he caught himself, in a few seconds, contrasting their condition with his own, and gliding almost imperceptibly back into his old train of thought again.
It may be that it drove all practical considerations out of his mind, making room for awful and precise visions which nothing could dislodge afterwards.
The black in a frenzy of terror tried to dislodge the silent thing which clung to him.
Similarly, you may sometimes find on a mountain-side a large rock poised so delicately that a touch will set it crashing down into the valley, while the rocks all round are so firm that only a considerable force can dislodge them What is analogous in these two cases is the existence of a great store of energy in unstable equilibrium ready to burst into violent motion by the addition of a very slight disturbance.
Then at last the English troops rushed from the post from which no enemy had been able to dislodge them, and the Guard turned and fled.
It became necessary to dislodge the Tetons from this cover, or the object of the combat must be abandoned.
However, the criminals failed to dislodge the machine and fled from the scene in Knocklyon Shopping Centre in South Dublin empty-handed.