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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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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"The drains are choked as they were not cleaned earlier.
According to documents gathered by the Express Tribune, all of Karachi's more than 550 rain drains were either clogged or encroached upon and need to be cleared ahead of the rainy season.
Similarly there was another natural drain known as Mokhi Dhoro located on the back side of Al-Asif Square up to Lyari and was finally terminating in Lyari River.
'It functioned as a monsoon drain where discharges from all housing in the 278 acres, covering about 8,500 houses and buildings, flowed into it,' he said.
Pour some baking soda down the clogged drain, and top it off with vinegar and boiling water.
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Our study was designed to evaluate the advantages of non-usage of drains routinely following Thyroidectomy.
* Integrated dirt screen between level measurement and drain valve to protect the diaphragm valve with alarm monitoring.
He listed the areas undergoing dredging and cleaning to include Adetokunbo Ademola collector drain; 1004 collector drain - 1004 - Bishop Aboyade Cole to IGI; Idejo collector drain - Idejo - Adeola Odeku to OzumbaMbadiwe; Billy collector drain, Epe; Beecroft/Simpson collector drain Lagos Island; Jankara/Adeniji Adele/Dolphin Estate Channel, Lagos Island; Ashimowu/Bakere Channel, Mushin; LadipoTrapeZoidal channel, Mushin; Kehinde/Eta-oko collector drain, satellite Town, Amuwo-Odofin and dredging of Ketu-Alapere channel.
According to the city's mayor, Wasim Akhtar, the drains haven't been cleaned in 10 years.
Sources said that different kinds of drains were there for keeping flow of saline water but near Jhilori and in sub-division Mirpurkhas and Kot Ghulam Muhammad of drainage division LBOD drains had covered the drain with big herbs and shrubs that had become hurdle in flow of water along with silt had accumulated in drains from 4 to 5 feet high.
KARACHI -- Mayor of Karachi, Wasim Akhtar along with chairman DMC West Izhar Ahmed Khan and Chairman DMC Central Rehan Hashmi inspected drain cleaning works being carried out by municipal staff to clear the chocking points and remove garbage from drains.