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tape

 [tāp]
a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.
adhesive tape a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive material that causes adherence to an adjoining surface.
Montgomery t's Montgomery straps.

tape

(tāp),
A thin, flat strip of fascia or tendon, or of synthetic material, used as a tie or suture.
[A.S. taeppe]

tape

(tāp) a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.
adhesive tape  a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive material.

tape

Etymology: AS, taeppe
strips of material, usually with adhesive, used to secure bandages.

tape

Surgery An adhesive paper or cloth strip or ribbon used to close incisions; tape ↓ infection risk by eliminating a foreign body–eg, sutures that communicate with outside of the body. Cf Catgut, Staples  Vox populi A magnetic recording medium. See Digital tape.

tape

(tāp)
A thin, flat strip of fascia or tendon, or of synthetic material, used as a tie or suture.
[A.S. taeppe]

tape

a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.

adhesive tape
a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive material.
tape closure
application of tape strips across the incision can be used to hold wound edges in apposition.
vaginal tape
special tape for use in closing the vulva to retain a prolapsed cervix or uterus. See also buhner method.

Patient discussion about tape

Q. how will i know if i have a tape worm in my body?

A. Most people who are infected with tapeworm don't show symptoms.
It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include:

Nausea
Weakness
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain
Diarrhea
Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food

If you suspect you have a tapeworm you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces.

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Several police cars went to the address and the road was taped off while forensics officers mounted an investigation.
Eltod's method grants his work an enviable portability: For this recent show in his native Texas, he had large canvases made to order and brought to the gallery, projected slides of his drawings onto them and taped off the linear forms, then rolled on flat fields of paint.
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Cleveland Police taped off an area behind the Community Ventures Ltd building on The Greenway in Thorntree on Saturday.
Michael Burgess wrote: "The road was taped off from the Ice Bar this morning.
The dual carriageway was taped off at the Bulls Head traffic lights up to the Babes In The Wood pub, while emergency services attended the victim.
POLICE say they are no longer investigating an incident which led to an alleyway being taped off for hours yesterday morning.
The single-decker First vehicle remained at a bus stop outside a Kwik Fit garage last night and was taped off by police.
The area remained taped off for much of yesterday afternoon as scenes of crime officers and detectives examined the scene.
Part of the area was taped off and today they were drilling in concrete throwing up dust right near one of the slides with a pushchair having to be moved and toddlers taken away from this dust.
A 30-metre stretch was taped off for a forensic examination.
They were taped off to warn visitors of the potential dangers and notices put up to inform relatives of the work.