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drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

drain

(drān),
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms, for example, to drain an abscess.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.
[A. S. drehnian, to draw off]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

drain

(drān)
n.
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
v.
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity (e.g., to drain an abscess).
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

drain

A tube or narrow sheet inserted into a wound or cavity, or put in place during surgery, to allow free discharge of fluid, and prevent its accumulation, while healing is taking place.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about drain

Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?! When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!

A. depends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. I feel all my energy is drained. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned? I feel all my energy is drained. I cannot just get up and do stuff. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn't happen. Then I feel worse for not getting anything done. It's getting harder and harder to get even simple tasks done like laundry and doing the dishes. How can I break this cycle? I just don't want to do anything besides sleep. It's so sad. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned?

A. Well you have to find & get involved in the activities which makes you feel good. I don’t know, I guess you could try imagining a "fantasy reward". Or maybe imagine that you are in tight deadlines and if you don’t get your stuff done immediately you may lose etc. However having said all the above, I sincerely do not want you to get more stressed up. Looks like you certainly needs some motivation after getting you tasks completed and that way you can make your negative energy positive. Good luck brother, I know you’ll get yourself together.

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But at four months, it had been a living soul that I had flushed down the drain.
The ban of rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products which contain the tiny pieces of plastic is part of efforts to prevent them being washed down the drain and ending up in rivers and the seas.
A COUNCIL want to carry out "water cremations" by turning corpses to liquid and then flushing them down the drain.
Bulgarian busker Miroslav Iliev was handed an PS80 fine by a litter warden after he put his cigarette down the drain near to where he regularly performs in Bold Street.
MORE than half the drinking water produced by some counties goes down the drain, it was revealed yesterday.

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