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gut

 [gut]
2. the primordial digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, midgut, and hindgut.
chromic gut (chromicized gut) surgical gut treated with a chromic salt to increase its resistance to absorption in tissues.
surgical gut an absorbable sterile strand prepared from collagen derived from healthy mammals, used for absorbable sutures. It was originally prepared from the submucous layer of the intestines of sheep. Called also catgut.

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt),
An absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals (for example, sheep or cows); misnamed catgut.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]

catgut

(kăt′gŭt′)
n.
A tough thin cord made from the treated and stretched intestines of certain animals, especially sheep, and used for stringing musical instruments and tennis rackets and for surgical ligatures.
An absorbable suture material from the submucosa of bovine intestine

catgut

Surgery An absorbable suture material from the submucosa of bovine intestine. Cf Silk.

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt)
An absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals, usually sheep or cows.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]

catgut

Twisted strips of COLLAGEN prepared from sheep intestine and used as surgical stitches (SUTURES) and ties (LIGATURES). Catgut is absorbable and need not be removed. Chromic catgut is processed chemically to retard the rate of absorption.

cat·gut

(kat'gŭt)
Absorbable surgical suture material made from the collagenous fibers of the submucosa of certain animals (e.g., sheep or cows); name is misnomer.
[probably from kit, a small violin, through confusion with kit, a small cat]
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Ten minutes or so later, the catgut has swollen into a translucent, highly pliable fibre that's easy to work with - although you will have to keep wetting it as you go.
I've mentioned that catgut is translucent when wet, so if you've wound on your bug's body over a layer of tying silk, the colour will shine through.
In group 1 polypropylene 5/0 suture was used where as in group 2 chromic catgut 5/0 was utilized as suturing material.
Catgut, derived from processed sheep or cattle was first utilized for use in suturing in the 1870s.
In our study, the differences between the mean VAS scores in the catgut and polypropylene groups, for both surgeon and parents, did not even reach the accepted mean confidence interval difference (MCID) of either 10 or 15 mm.
Karounis8 et al also did not detect any clinical difference in cosmetic scores between plain catgut versus nylon sutures in pediatric lacerations at 4 to 5 months.
The median number of analgesic doses was seven with chromic catgut, eight with standard polyglactin 910, and six with fast-absorbing polyglactin 910.
At 6 weeks, the number of women for whom data were available had fallen to 53 of the women treated with chromic catgut, 43 with standard polyglactin 910, and 58 with fast-absorbing polyglactin 910.
The data on return to sexual intercourse and pain-free sexual intercourse were significant only when chromic catgut and fast-absorbing polyglactin 910 were compared.
Barrister Mrs McLachlan - also a qualified doctor - said: "I told Mr Fergusson many times catgut could kill me.