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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

/cat·gut/ (kat´gut) surgical gut.

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.

catgut

Etymology: L, catta + AS, guttas
an absorbable suture material, prepared from the intestines of mammals, used to close surgical wounds. It can be treated with chromic salts to delay absorption and enhance strength.
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]

catgut,

n a sheep's intestine prepared as a suture and used for ligating vessels and closing soft tissue wounds.

catgut

an absorbable sterile strand derived from the intestinal submucosa of sheep and fixed in formalin, used as a surgical ligature and suture.

chromic catgut
treated with basic chromate salts; the suture does not absorb as much water as ordinary catgut and has a longer life and is stronger than the untreated product.
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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.
Because non absorbable sutures on the face need to be removed between 3 and 7 days, we hypothesized that catgut would be the ideal suture for pediatric facial lacerations 5 as it doesn't require removal.
Narcotic doses averaged one with chromic catgut and two with standard polyglactin 910 but zero 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.
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