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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lavage

Washing out of a hollow organ or cavity, especially by irrigation. Stomach washout.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Lavage

The washing out of a hollow body organ, for example, the stomach, using a flow of water.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.