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bougie

 [boo´zhe]
a slender, flexible or rigid, hollow or solid, cylindrical instrument for introduction into the urethra or other tubular organ, usually for calibrating or dilating constricted areas.
Bougies: A, Otis bougie à boule; B, olive-tipped bougie; C, filiform bougie. From Dorland's, 2000.
filiform bougie a bougie of very slender caliber, generally used for exploration of small areas, such as sinus tracts, where false tracts could be easily created. The entering end is of smaller diameter, and the following end is threaded to allow for attachment of a following bougie.
following bougie a flexible, tapered bougie attachable to a filiform bougie and allowing progressive dilatation without creation of false tracts.
Hurst b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter used for dilatation of the cardioesophageal region.
Maloney b's a series of mercury-filled tubes of progressive diameter, having cone-shaped tips.
soluble bougie a bougie composed of a substance that becomes fluid in situ.

bou·gie

(bū-zhē'),
A cylindric instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus; sometimes containing a medication for local application.
[Fr. candle]

bougie

(bo͞o′zhē, -jē)
n.
Medicine
a. A slender, flexible, cylindrical instrument that is inserted into a bodily canal, such as the urethra, to dilate, examine, or medicate.

bougie

Surgery A long, flexible instrument, introduced into the urethra, esophagus, etc, to remove obstructions Therapeutics A slender rod consisting of medicine in a vehicle–wax, gelatin that melts at body temperature, which is introduced via the urethra

bou·gie

(bū-zhē')
A cylindric instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating, examining, measuring, or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus; sometimes containing a medication for local application.
[Fr. candle]

bougie

A smooth, often flexible, round-ended instrument used to widen abnormal narrowing (strictures) in a body passage, such as those in the URETHRA or OESOPHAGUS.

Bougie

A mercury-filled dilator in the shape of a cylinder or tapered cylinder. Bougies come in a range of different sizes.
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The employment of different bougies, each with particular physicochemical characteristics, may also be a confounding factor.
McCoy laryngoscopes (13.4%), gum elastic bougies (23.6%), Magill forceps (44.1%), Airtraq devices (0.01%) and FOB laryngoscopes (0.03%) were the additional airway techniques employed (Figure 2).
Disk-like measurer, which is an attachment of both bougies and indwelling of guidewire.
The patients' charts were reviewed and the following data were obtained: gender, age at first dilatation, dilatation date, cause of stricture, maximum balloon or bougie size, time interval between serial dilatations, technical success and complications.
When considering tracheal intubation, the devices were classified into those which had an inbuilt conduit for the tracheal tube and those that required either a stylet or bougie.
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The latter is used for all the larger fittings, from the doors to the impressive mur Ea bougies (an enormous wooden panel in which rectangular niches house a large number of candles arranged in an irregular geometric pattern).
Au marche de Bab El Oued, l'heure ...et aux bougies et a l'encens.
La revolte des bougies contre Amendis a ete d'une telle ampleur que le gouvernement a du intervenir.
"Nous savons parfaitement les causes pour lesquelles une injustice grave et historique de l'Organisation ont ete commises", a-t-il indique, ajoutant "qu'au moment oE l'OUA/UA souffle ses 50 bougies, l'heure est venue pour que les dirigeants africains corrigent cette grave injustice".