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peg

 [peg]
a projecting structure.
rete p's inward projections of the epidermis into the dermis, as seen histologically in vertical sections.

PEG

Abbreviation for polyethylene glycols.

peg

(peg),
A cylindrical projection.

PEG

pneumoencephalography; polyethylene glycol.

peg

(peg) a projecting structure.
rete pegs  see under ridge.

PEG

abbr.
polyethylene glycol

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

the creation of a new opening in the stomach for enteral tube feedings. It can also be used for gastric decompression. PEG is accomplished by puncturing the abdominal wall after the stomach has been distended. A tube is then inserted through the abdominal wall into the stomach under endoscopic guidance. It can be performed with the patient under local anesthesia or moderate sedation or analgesia in the endoscopic suite, in the operating room, or at bedside in the critical care unit.
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube

PEG

1. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy GI disease An enteric feeding tube used to purge the colon presurgery.
2. Physician equity group. See Managed service organization.
3. Polyethylene glycol Therapeutics An inert long-chain synthetic molecule that may be attached to various proteins making them invisible to the immune system; multiple PEGs have been attached to ADA–adenosine deaminase, one of the enzymes responsible for SCID, allowing long-term survival of the molecule within the body; PEG has been attached to Hb, and has potential as a transport vehicle for artificial blood.

PEG

Abbreviation for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

PEG

Abbreviation for polyethylene glycols.

PEG

polyethylene glycol; percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

peg

a projecting structure; usually a small diameter, pointed piece of wood or metal, driven into a solid object.

rete p's
see rete pegs.
peg sticking
see tent pegging.
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