compressed sponge

com·pressed sponge

a sponge that is impregnated with a thin mucilage of acacia, wrapped with twine to the desired shape, and then dried; used to dilate sinuses, the os uteri, etc., by absorbing moisture after insertion.
Synonym(s): sponge tent
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A 5 French catheter was inserted, and embolisation of both internal iliac arteries as well as the tumour vessels was performed using an absorbable gelatine compressed sponge (Gelfoam, Pfizer, USA).
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Le Male pouch by Gaultier is made from thermally compressed sponge and comes complete with an eau de toilette natural spray, a tube of aftershave gel and all-over shampoo and costs pounds 29.50.
Clean Breeze spray mop which can use any cleaning agent; a line of sponges under the Dawn brand, one group with a patented triangle shape and another group of cellulose compressed sponges; and the Duo Sponge Cloth, with one side made of cellulose with a cotton scrim embedded inside.
Clean Breeze spray mop, a new feature in this collection, which can use any cleaning agent; a line of sponges under the Dawn brand, one group with a patented triangle shape and another group of cellulose compressed sponges; artel the Duo Sponge Cloth, with one side made of cellulose with a cotton scrim embedded inside.
The shrink-to-grow plan only works for sea monkeys and those silly compressed sponges you buy at the checkout lanes in Bed Bath & Beyond.

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