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pneu·mat·ic tube

(nū-mat'ik tūb)
A unidirectional, continuously operating vacuum system that transfers specimens in plastic carriers from patients to the laboratory.
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Which would be neat as long as the pneumatic tube didn't malfunction and pebble dash the kitchen with vindaloo.
Although an effect of sample transportation via pneumatic tubes on blood gas concentrations has previously been demonstrated (8), this finding was not replicated in the study of Streichert et al.
Some of the nation's largest, most renowned hospitals use pneumatic tubes, including Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and UCLA Medical Center.
Many records managers with a sense of history--and a sense of humor--are fascinated with older forms of media and technology, some of which, such as sending messages via pneumatic tubes, persist.
A larger, more streamlined version now available of a simple device that traps "angel hair" that wears off pellets conveyed through pneumatic tubes.
Glass Conduits, 1999, by Rita McBride, also plays off its site: Glass ducts resembling old-fashioned pneumatic tubes appear to pierce the museum's floor and ceiling, as if attempting to forge a physical connection between the two levels.
The Metropolitan Police Commission: "We prophesy that the (police) stations will be heated by a process not now known and that prisoners instead of being conveyed to the several police stations in automobile patrol wagons will be sent through pneumatic tubes, flying machines or some other similar process.
The Victorian Internet offers a stream of such cultural incidents, from the nightmarish struggles to wire the Atlantic to the problems of sending cats through pneumatic tubes.
Way off: The use of pneumatic tubes over electronic mail; the rise of Big Brother over ``little brother'' (personal video cameras, etc).
Time slows down on the first floor where Dr Swatch provides new parts and explanations about their workings on videos installed among the pneumatic tubes.
Recycled green sand is transported by pneumatic tubes and underground conveyors to control dust.
They also implemented MedEx to track deliveries of medication whether sent through traditional pneumatic tubes, via manual deliveries or with the TUG robots.