Politzer bag

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a flexible container; see also pocket, pouch and sac.
colostomy bag a receptacle worn over the stoma by a colostomy patient, to receive the fecal discharge.
Douglas bag a receptacle for the collection of exhaled air, permitting measurement of respiratory gases; typically used to measure dead space to tidal volume ratio (VD/VT).
ileostomy bag any of various plastic or latex pouches attached to the stoma either for collection of fecal material as a continent ileal reservoir or for collection of urine as a neobladder.
micturition bag a receptacle used for urine by ambulatory patients with urinary incontinence.
Politzer bag a soft bag of rubber for inflating the eustachian tube.
bag of waters popular name for the amniotic sac.
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Po·lit·zer bag

a pear-shaped rubber bag used for forcing air through the auditory tube.
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Po·lit·zer bag

(pol'it-zĕr bag)
A pear-shaped rubber bag used for forcing air through the pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube by the Politzer method.
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Adam, Austrian otologist, 1835-1920.
Politzer bag - a pear-shaped rubber bag used for forcing air through the eustachian tube by the Politzer method.
Politzer ear perforator
Politzer knife
Politzer luminous cone - a triangular area at the anterior inferior part of the tympanic membrane. Synonym(s): pyramid of light
Politzer method - inflation of the eustachian tube and tympanum by forcing air into the nasal cavity at the instant the patient swallows. Synonym(s): politzerization
Politzer operation
Politzer otoscope
Politzer speculum
Politzer test - a test for deafness in one ear.
politzerization - Synonym(s): Politzer method
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