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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.

sump drain

a drain consisting of an outer tube vented to the outside with a smaller tube within it that is attached to a suction pump; both have multiple perforations that allow fluid and air to be carried away through the suction tube.

sump drain

a drainage device consisting of two tubes, one to allow fluid to be drained from a cavity and the other to allow air to enter the cavity to replace the fluid. It may be attached to a suction apparatus.

sump drain

(sŭmp drān)
A drain consisting of an outer tube with a smaller tube within it that is attached to a suction pump; the outer tube has multiple perforations that allow fluid and air to pass into its interior and be carried away through the suction tube.

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.