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line

 [līn]
1. a stripe, streak, or narrow ridge; sometimes only an imaginary connector between two anatomic landmarks. Called also linea. adj., adj lin´ear.
2. tubing on a catheter.
absorption l's dark lines in the spectrum due to absorption of light by the substance through which the light has passed.
arterial line a monitoring system that uses an artery for access and consists of a catheter in the artery, pressure tubing, a transducer, and an electronic monitoring device. The most common uses of arterial lines are for monitoring of systemic blood pressure and obtaining arterial blood for analysis.
Beau's l's transverse lines or grooves in the nail plate caused by various systemic and local traumatic factors.
Beau's line. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.
bismuth line a thin blue-black line along the gingival margin in bismuth poisoning.
blue line lead line.
cement line a line visible in microscopic examination of bone in cross section, marking the boundary of an osteon (haversian system).
cervical line anatomical designation for the cementoenamel junction.
cleavage l's Langer's lines.
line of Douglas a crescentic line marking the termination of the posterior layer of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle.
l's of election lines of expression.
epiphyseal line one on the surface of an adult long bone, marking the junction of the epiphysis and diaphysis.
l's of expression the natural skin lines and creases of the face and neck; the preferred lines of incision in facial and cervical surgery.
gingival line
1. a line determined by the level to which the gingiva extends on a tooth; called also gum line.
2. any linear mark visible on the surface of the gingiva.
gluteal line any of the three rough curved lines (anterior, inferior, and posterior) on the gluteal surface of the ala of the ilium.
gum line gingival line (def. 1).
hot line see hot line.
iliopectineal line the ridge on the ilium and pubes showing the brim of the true pelvis.
incremental l's lines supposedly showing the successive layers deposited in a tissue, as in the tooth enamel.
intertrochanteric line one running obliquely from the greater to the lesser trochanter on the anterior surface of the femur.
Langer's l's linear clefts in the skin indicative of the direction of the fibers; they correspond closely to the creases of the body but vary with body configuration. Lines of incision made parallel to them are thought to heal more efficiently. Called also cleavage lines.
lead line a purple-blue line at the edge of the gums in chronic lead poisoning; called also blue line.
lip line a line on the teeth at the level to which the margin of either lip extends.
median line an imaginary vertical line dividing the body equally into right and left parts.
milk line the line of thickened epithelium in the embryo along which the mammary glands are developed.
mylohyoid line a ridge on the inner surface of the lower jaw from the base of the symphysis to the ascending rami behind the last molar tooth.
nuchal l's three lines (inferior, superior, and highest) on the outer surface of the occipital bone.
pectinate line one marking the junction of the zone of the anal canal lined with stratified squamous epithelium and the zone lined with columnar epithelium.
semilunar line a curved line along the lateral border of each rectus abdominis muscle, marking the meeting of the aponeuroses of the internal oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
Shenton's line a curved line seen in radiographs of the normal hip, formed by the top of the obturator foramen; it is used to determine the relationship between the head of the femur and the acetabulum.
temporal l's curved ridges, inferior and superior, on the external surface of the parietal bone, continuous with the temporal line of the frontal bone, a ridge that extends upward and backward from the zygomatic process of the frontal bone.
terminal line one on the inner surface of each pelvic bone, from the sacroiliac joint to the iliopubic eminence anteriorly, separating the false from the true pelvis.
visual line a line from the point of vision of the retina to the object of vision; called also visual axis.

ar·te·ri·al line

an intraarterial catheter.

ar·te·ri·al line

(ahr-tēr'ē-ăl līn)
An intraarterial catheter usually connected to a monitoring system consisting of pressure tubing, a transducer, and a monitor that permits continuous monitoring of blood pressure and access to arterial blood for sample analysis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Five days after placement of the brachial arterial line, nurses began to notice and document signs that the line was not functioning properly.
(23) If measurement of CPP using an arterial line transduced at the tragus, it would be important to know whether the addition of several feet of pressurized extension tubing significantly impacts the values obtained.
Her airway was managed with endotracheal intubation and her blood pressure was monitored with an arterial line. Her blood pressure remained between 120-150 mmHg systolic and 60-80 mmHg diastolic.
of bypass it was noticed that the arterial line pressure had risen to over 300 mm.Hg.
On randomly selected days, all patients in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Critical Care Unit, with an arterial line in situ were audited.
Rapid flush test was used to check damping co-efficient, kinking of arterial line, and mal-positioning of the catheters.
For instance, some hospitals may define "critically ill" as any patient who has a mean arterial pressure of less than 60 mmHg with requirements for vasopressors; other institutions may consider any patient who is in the ICU and has an arterial line or a central venous catheter as "critically ill." In any event, the definition should easily allow any provider to quickly identify patients who have impaired peripheral perfusion secondary to hypotension/shock.
In group I, arterial line was inserted using the blind palpation technique.
Such sources can arise from the instrument or sensors unintentionally picking up environmental noise, lack of channel synchronization or delay between instruments that are used in conjunction with each other, arterial line containing partial or complete blockage that causes signal damping, patient's physical movements or physiological abnormalities, and respiratory modulation due to ventilator use on patients.
Hemodynamic monitoring was carried out via arterial line in the radial artery or femoral artery; a central venous pressure catheter was installed via subclavian vein; and a urinary catheter was installed.
The procedures are central venous cannulation, radial arterial line placement, endotracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, abdominal paracentesis, thoracentesis, and knee arthrocentesis.