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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

(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.

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.
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