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Interventional medicine See Pigtail catheter
Transfusion medicine Spaghetti A regionally popular term for plastic tubes clamped off at 5-cm intervals and connected to transfusion bags, and used for serological testing, in order to determine donor-recipient compatibility before transfusion

pigtail

(pig′tal″)
In surgery, a coil on the end of a device such as a wire, a stent, or a catheter used to hold the device in place within a hollow organ or chamber.
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Bookham was the first company to offer 120W 9xxnm diode bars and is a leader in the market for single emitter pigtailed laser modules for fiber laser pumping.
After their stunning opening gig at Ayrshire's Culzean Castle, the band's pigtailed leader was unapologetic.
Collection series features a combination of four-panel strips (with each panel promising "at least one joke") and one-panel pages, featuring little monsters named Kid Medusa (a pigtailed Gorgon), Li'l Bloody (a vampire), Dead Boy, Pullapart Boy and the seemingly non-monster character Chubby.
Even by the time you're dating and driving, your dad probably will still think of you as the pigtailed 2-year-old he bounced on his knee.
Now, if the Government can turn off the cash tap by fair means or foul or computer failure, it can ruin a lot more reactionary traditional farmers and thereby make room for more holiday homes for snug smugs on the public payroll and pigtailed good lifers from Hampstead who will pack their New Labour votes along with their condoms.
Network executives cut away from the final one minute and five seconds to air a made-for-TV movie featuring the pigtailed Heidi.
Protein sequence alignment indicated that, in addition to the H-F-R-W core sequence, proline at residue 231 was also highly conserved (22) among different mammalian and nonmammalian species (human, pig, sheep, cow, horse, rat, mouse, pigtailed macaque, American mink, African elephant, frog, African clawed frog, chicken, and ostrich).
The pigtailed prodigy taught HERSELF to play when she was just one.
THIS BURLESQUE BALLET "TO SAINT-SAENS'S SCORE FOR "TWO PIANOS AND ORCHESTRA REVELED IN SANDRA WOODALL'S BRILLIANTLY IMAGINATIVE COSTUMES AND AN ANTHOLOGY OF RIB-TICKLING VIGNETTES--MURIEL MAFFRE'S BEDRAGGLED FOKINE SWAN, PIERRE-FRANCOIS VILANOBA'S HIRSUTE LION, ,AND FEIJOO'S DITZY, PIGTAILED BALLERINA CAVORTING TO AN OFFENBACH PARODY.
If one is comparing the cost of pigtailed devices, it is important to check the specifications to see if a connector is included, and if so what the connector specifications are.
Walk into Greg Wittrock's Manhattan apartment, and you're likely to step on one of his wild alter egos: punky Ronnie Resentment, dominatrix Demandra Now, pigtailed Penelope Pout, or angsty executive Alex Inadequate.