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bascule

/bas·cule/ (bas´kūl) [Fr.] a device working on the principle of the seesaw, so that when one end is raised the other is lowered.
cecal bascule  a form of cecal volvulus in which the cecum becomes folded across bands or adhesions that run across the ascending colon.
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Five years later electric controls, which raised the bascules at the push of a button, were installed and the bridge could be run with a staff of a dozen.
In cases of caecal bascules endoscopic decompression is of limited value.
11] Cecal bascule can be managed with primary resection and anastomosis or cecopexy.
In the cecal bascule form of volvulus, the distended, air-filled cecum is located more centrally.
Although the caecal bascule was first described in 1899, it was characterised as a type of caecal volvulus only in 1938.
In patients with a cecal bascule (Type I cecal volvulus), the cecum folds anteromedial to the ascending colon in a cephalad direction with the production of a flap-valve occlusion at the site of flexion.
This swing bascule bridge, Nazrul Setu named after rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, across an inlet of River Hooghly in the dock area has been a unique landmark of Kolkata.
However, unlike bascule bridges, the weight of the lift span of a vertical lift bridge changes as the bridge is raised or lowered.
Locals say as soon as Mario got into the Rover two other vehicles followed him around the town before the driver drove the car into the water near Bascule Bridge.
The bascule bridge - which would open out to allow boats and yachts through - would run from Anchor Way in Penarth through to the sports village site in Ferry Road and also allow the completion of the Bay cycle ring.
I climbed in, lay down on the bascule, and put my head in the lunette in order to see what it felt like to be a man at the furthest limit, during his last seconds.
The road traffic is halted well ahead of the bridges being raised, especially since in 1952 a London red bus had to leap from one bascule to the other when the bridge started to open just ahead of it.