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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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bag of wa·ters
colloquialism for the amniotic sac containing amniotic fluid.
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bag of waters
See water bag.
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bag of watersA popular term for the fluid-filled amniotic sac.
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bag of watersSee Amniotic sac.
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bag of wa·ters(bag waw'tĕrz)
Colloquialism for the amnionic sac and contained amnionic fluid.
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1. A sack or pouch.
2. A colloquial term meaning to support a patient's respirations with a face mask and a manually compressible source of air or oxygen.
3. To place a specimen or a used or potentially infectious item in a flexible plastic container, either for delivery to the lab or for disposal.
A watertight receptacle that holds the discharge from a colostomy site.Synonym: colostomy appliance; colostomy pouch
Douglas bagSee: Douglas bag
hot water bagHot water bottle
A flexible, watertight bag with a sealable opening large enough to permit ice cubes or chipped ice to be added. It is used in any condition requiring local application of cold. In an emergency any sturdy, flexible plastic bag can be used, with the open end sealed by a knot. A simple ice pack can be made at home by mixing 3 cups of water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in a resealable plastic bag and placing the sealed mixture in the freezer for 8 to 12 hours. The solution will not freeze but will attain a gel-like consistency that molds to the body part on which it is used. Alternatively, a bag of frozen peas may be used as a conforming ice bag. The usual application time for an ice bag is alternating 10 min on, 20 min off.illustration
CAUTION!Dry ice should not be placed in an ice bag.
bag of watersAmnion.
Politzer bagSee: Politzer bag
Voorhees bagSee: Voorhees bag
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