probang


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probang

 [pro´bang]
a flexible rod with a ball, tuft, or sponge at the end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx.

pro·bang

(prō-bang'),
A flexible rod with some soft material at the distal end used injudiciously to try to advance or retrieve foreign bodies from the esophagus; a practice to be condemned as dangerous.
[alteration of provang, (a term of unknown etymology coined by the inventor, Walter Rumsey) under the influence of probe]

probang

/pro·bang/ (-bang) a flexible rod with a ball, tuft, or sponge at one end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx.

probang

(prō′băng′)
n.
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.

pro·bang

(prō-bang')
A flexible rod with some soft material at the distal end used injudiciously to try to advance or retrieve foreign bodies from the esophagus; a practice condemned as dangerous.
[alteration of provang, (a term of unknown etymology coined by the inventor, Walter Rumsey) under the influence of probe]

probang

An instrument once used to remove foreign bodies blindly from the larynx or esophagus. Now rendered obsolete by the development of endoscopic techniques.

probang

a flexible rod with a ball, tuft or sponge at the end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx. Instruments used in large animals consist of flexible tubes containing a flexible stilette.

probang gag
a wooden rod which is placed across the mouth in cattle, and jammed between the molars and above the tongue. It has a hole transfixing its center through which the probang is passed.
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The comparative utility of oral swabs and probang samples for detection of foot-andmouth disease virus infection in cattle and pigs.
Detection of anti-FMDV in serum and FMDV RNA in probang samples from long-horned Ankole calves, Uganda, 2013 * Calf no.