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reservoir

 [rez´er-vwahr]
1. a storage place or cavity.
2. an alternate or passive host or carrier that harbors pathogenic organisms without injury to itself and serves as a source from which other individuals can be infected.
cardiotomy reservoir in cardiopulmonary bypass, a collection chamber for blood suctioned from the heart chambers and pericardium.
continent ileal reservoir an intra-abdominal pouch having a volume of at least 500 ml and a valve created from a portion of the ileum, pulled through the stoma, and lying flat against the abdominal wall; it maintains continence of feces and is emptied by a catheter when full. See also continent ileostomy and kock pouch.
ileoanal reservoir see ileoanal reservoir.
Ommaya reservoir a device implanted in the brain for instillation of medication or removal of fluid through a catheter in a lateral ventricle. When used for the direct administration of chemotherapy, it enhances the concentration of medication in brain tissue.

re·cep·tac·u·lum

, pl.

re·cep·tac·u·la

(rē'sep-tak'yū-lŭm, -lă),
A receptacle.
Synonym(s): reservoir
[L. fr. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]

reservoir

/re·ser·voir/ (rez´er-vwahr)
1. a storage place or cavity.
3. an alternate host or passive carrier of a pathogenic organism.

continent ileal reservoir 
1. a valved intra-abdominal pouch that maintains continence of the feces and is emptied by a catheter when full.
2. a neobladder made from a section of ileum.
continent urinary reservoir  neobladder.
ileoanal reservoir  a pouch for the retention of feces, formed by suturing together multiple limbs of ileum and connected to the anus by an ileal conduit; used with colectomy to maintain continence in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.
Pecquet's reservoir  cisterna chyli.

reservoir

(rĕz′ər-vwär′, -vwôr′, -vôr′)
n.
1. A natural or artificial pond or lake used for the storage and regulation of water.
2. A receptacle or chamber for storing a fluid.
3. Anatomy See cisterna.
4. Medicine An organism or population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.

reservoir

[rez′ərvwär]
Etymology: Fr, réservoir
a chamber or receptacle for holding or storing a fluid.

re·cep·tac·u·lum

, pl. receptacula (rē-sĕp-tak'yū-lŭm, -lă)
A receptacle.
Synonym(s): reservoir.
[L. fr. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]

Reservoir

A population in which a virus is maintained without causing serious illness to the infected individuals.
Mentioned in: Hemorrhagic Fevers

reservoir

1. a storage place or cavity.
2. an alternative host or passive carrier of a pathogenic organism.

reservoir control
control of infection in animal, bird or insect populations which act as reservoirs for infection of domesticated animals.
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Russell said the Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Control Center has been talking frequently with meteorologists in the Taunton office of the National Weather Service, and the plan was to close the dam gate at the Hodges Village Dam late last night.
Thanks to the dams, the river reached only 141,000 cubic feet per second, said Julie Ammann of the corps' Reservoir Control Center.
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