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washout

 [wahsh´owt]
a cleansing or sweeping clean.
nitrogen washout nitrogen washout test.

washout

[wosh′out]
Etymology: AS, wascan, to wash; ME, oute
the elimination or expulsion of one gas or volatile anesthetic agent from the lung alveoli by the administration of another.

washout

(wăsh′owt″)
The lowering of the concentration of a substance from a solution, or from the human body, by withholding the substance and allowing it to be lost, metabolized, or excreted.

washout

to disperse or empty by flooding with water or other solvent.

medullary solute washout
a syndrome in which the relative hyperosmolarity of the renal medulla is reduced due to an excessive loss of sodium and chloride from the medullary interstitium, usually by diuresis. There is an inability to concentrate urine with polyuria and a compensatory polydipsia. Called also renal medullary washout.
washout period
in drug trials, the period allowed for all of the administered drug to be eliminated from the body.
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The participants received 1 night of polysomnographic recording for diagnosis and adaptation with 6 days of drug free washout.
Because the washout happens before patients randomly receive either the drug or a placebo, adverse events during this time cannot be attributed to the trial and so are seldom, if ever, included in the results.