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lavage

 [lah-vahzh´]
1. irrigation or washing out of an organ or cavity, as of the stomach or intestine.
2. to wash out, or irrigate.
bronchoalveolar lavage a technique by which cells and fluid from bronchioles and lung alveoli are removed for diagnosis of disease or evaluation of treatment; a bronchoscope is wedged into a bronchus and sterile saline is pumped in and then removed along with the fluid and cells to be analyzed.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh'),
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]

lavage

(lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
n.
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

lavage

Medtalk The washing out of a body cavity–pleural, peritoneal, pericardial cavity or hollow organ to obtain fluids for diagnostic cytology, to detect hemorrhage in blunt trauma, or remove toxins–eg, gastric lavage in overdose. See Bronchoalveolar lavage, Gastric lavage, Tracheobronchial lavage.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
See also: gastric lavage
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]

lavage

Washing out of a hollow organ or cavity, especially by irrigation. Stomach washout.

Lavage

The washing out of a hollow body organ, for example, the stomach, using a flow of water.
Mentioned in: Fugu Poisoning

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]
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A prospective assessment of diagnostic efficacy of blind protective bronchial brushings compared to bronchoscope-assisted lavage, bronchoscope-directed brushings, and blind endotracheal aspirates in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Lavage drain washout with ropivacaine (Naropin (AstraZeneca) polybag 100 ml, 2 mg/ml) was undertaken on day 1 and 2 following surgery (24 hours apart, timed with anticipated mobilisation periods).
Descriptive study of a series of HIV-infected cases patients 21 years old or older admitted to the University Hospital from August 1998 to March 2000 because of respiratory symptoms, abnormal chest radiograph of unexplained fever who consented for bronchoscopy (FOB) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL).
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blattarum has been based on the identification of microscopic morphological features using fresh and stained samples of sputum, broncho-alveolar lavage fluid, bronchial brushing and tracheal aspirate.
The aim of the study was to investigate the possible effects of uterine lavage and oxytocin administration during foal heat on fertility parameters such as length of ovulation periods, pregnancy rates and rates of early embryonic death.
[3] Technical recommendations and guidelines for bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL).
[USPRwire, Thu Sep 27 2018] Lavage is the washing out of a body cavity with water or any medicated solution.
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of budesonide to a saline nasal lavage for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis provides clinically meaningful benefits, according to a study published online June 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
A 2.5-year-old male patient with PAP was scheduled for unilateral (left) lung lavage. Standard non-invasive monitors and transcutaneous C[O.sub.2] (TC-C[O.sub.2]) monitor were applied.