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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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]
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Reservoir

A population in which a virus is maintained without causing serious illness to the infected individuals.
Mentioned in: Hemorrhagic Fevers
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According to media reports, the murder took place near the Seyhan Dam reservoir in Adana.
The police said he committed the offence on the A171 near Scaling Dam reservoir at around 6.20pm on Friday, August 9, last year and said a number of vehicles passed him on the opposite side of the road.
In 1949 and 1950 a group of us Polish ex-soldiers sat on a bench at the Knoll on the way to swim in New Dam reservoir, looking at the lovely view from that spot.
The reservoir behind the dam is to be the second largest in the country after the Karkheh Dam reservoir.
Fire and rescue crews faced a race against time after the men's van veered off a road and plunged into the Oude Dam Reservoir between Oban and Kilmore, Argyll, early yesterday.
Monsoon rains slightly raised water level at the Angat Dam reservoir which, however, remained to be past its critical level, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration.
MIRPUR -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Bureau (AJK AB) summoned the Project Director for prolonged delay in completion of Rathua-Harayaam Bridge over Mangla Dam reservoir in Mirpur.
HARIPUR -- Tarbaila Dam reservoir on Friday reached its maximum level of water storage resulting in increased power generation of 3440 megawatts where all 14 power generation plants are working in full capacity.
San Manuel, Pangasinan - As a crippling power crisis looms all over the country, somewhere deep in the remote mountain ranges surrounding the San Roque Dam reservoir lives a community of Ibaloi settlers who enjoy a continuous supply of electricity - and it's free.
Manama: A Saudi man in his 20s died on Thursday after he fell into a dam reservoir in Baha in the south-west of Saudi Arabia.