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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.

drain

(drān),
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms, for example, to drain an abscess.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.
[A. S. drehnian, to draw off]

drain

(drān) 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.
controlled drain  a square of gauze, filled with gauze strips, pressed into a wound, the corners of the square and ends of the strips left protruding.
Mikulicz drain  a single layer of gauze, packed with several thick wicks of gauze, pushed into a wound cavity.
Penrose drain  a thin rubber tube, usually 0.5 to 1 inch in diameter.
stab wound drain  one brought out through a small puncture wound at some distance from the operative incision, to prevent infection of the operation wound.

drain

(drān)
n.
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
v.
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.

drain

a tube or other device used to remove air or a fluid from a body cavity or wound. The drain may be a closed system, designed to provide complete protection against contamination, or an open system in which there is a continual exchange of material.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity (e.g., to drain an abscess).
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.

drain

A tube or narrow sheet inserted into a wound or cavity, or put in place during surgery, to allow free discharge of fluid, and prevent its accumulation, while healing is taking place.

drain

temporary tubular device located in a wound area, to promote fluid removal, with or without vacuum assistance

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity.

drain,

n 1. a substance that provides a channel for release or discharge from a wound.
v 2. to release or remove a fluid substance.
drain, cigarette,
n See drain, Penrose.
drain, Penrose (cigarette),
n.pr a thin-walled rubber tube through which a piece of gauze has been pulled.

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.

Patient discussion about drain

Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?! When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!

A. depends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. I feel all my energy is drained. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned? I feel all my energy is drained. I cannot just get up and do stuff. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn't happen. Then I feel worse for not getting anything done. It's getting harder and harder to get even simple tasks done like laundry and doing the dishes. How can I break this cycle? I just don't want to do anything besides sleep. It's so sad. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned?

A. Well you have to find & get involved in the activities which makes you feel good. I don’t know, I guess you could try imagining a "fantasy reward". Or maybe imagine that you are in tight deadlines and if you don’t get your stuff done immediately you may lose etc. However having said all the above, I sincerely do not want you to get more stressed up. Looks like you certainly needs some motivation after getting you tasks completed and that way you can make your negative energy positive. Good luck brother, I know you’ll get yourself together.

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