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irrigation

 [ir″ĭ-ga´shun]
1. washing of a body cavity or wound by a stream of water or other fluid. A steady, gentle stream is used; pressure should be sufficient to reach the desired area, but not enough to force the fluid beyond the area to be irrigated. Pressure may be applied manually, such as with a bulb syringe or mechanical device, or by gravity. The greater the height of the container of solution, the greater will be the pressure exerted by the stream of solution. There are also specially designed irrigating units that deliver a pulsed flow of fluid. Return flow of solution must always be allowed for. Directions about the type of solution to be used, the strength desired, and correct temperature should be followed carefully. Aseptic technique must be observed if sterile irrigation is ordered.
Irrigation of the ears. From Lammon et al., 1996.
2. a liquid used for such washing.
bladder irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instillation of a solution into the bladder to provide cleansing or medication.
bowel irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instillation of a substance into the lower gastrointestinal tract.
wound irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as flushing of an open wound to cleanse and remove debris and excessive drainage.

ir·ri·ga·tion

(ir'i-gā'shŭn),
The washing out of a body cavity, space, or wound with a fluid.
[see irrigate]

irrigation

Wound care The cleansing of a space, wound or cavity with a fluid

ir·ri·ga·tion

(ir'i-gā'shŭn)
In surgery, washing out a body cavity, space, or wound with a fluid.
[L. ir-rigo, pp. -atus, to irrigate, fr. in, on, + rigo, to water]

irrigation

The act of flushing with water or some other solution, especially of a wound or body cavity.

irrigation

moistening or pouring water over a preparation.

Irrigation

In medicine, the practice of washing out or flushing a wound or body opening with a stream of water or another liquid.

irrigation;

sulcus, subtarsal.

irrigation

The act of washing or cleansing a cavity or a surface with a stream of water or other solution (e.g. physiological saline) as in chemical or thermal burns or other superficial injuries to the eye, or to dislodge small foreign bodies on the cornea or in the conjunctival sac. See corneal abrasion; lid eversion.

ir·ri·ga·tion

(ir'i-gā'shŭn)
Washing out a body cavity, space, or wound using a fluid.
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