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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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knowlesi, normally associated with infections in long-tailed and pigtailed macaques, has recently been found to have caused malaria in humans in several countries in Southeast Asia (3-8).
Part of it is the competitive thing," said Slaney, whose first international triumph came as a pigtailed 14-year-old in a meeting between the United States and the Soviet Union.
That was the slogan for an iconic 1958 Coppertone ad--the one with the frisky puppy tugging at the pigtailed girl's bathing suit, revealing her perfect tan line.
Pigtailed Mollie Biddle, aged nine, who attends The Oval, did a great job picking up her sushi with chopsticks under the watchful eye of science coordinator Jenny Matthews.
But Ormes is best known for her wise-cracking Patty Jo, a pigtailed girl who used humor to discuss racism, censorship, feminine vanity, and any other subject grown-ups were too polite to address.
The new CUBE 640 diode laser system delivers 20 mW of output at 640 nm from a pigtailed fiber optic cable.
The pigtailed girl - who says she's "proud to be Welsh" - has created her web page in a girly pink, but there the innocence ends.
Wake up to: Boisterous boys zipping around by bike, pigtailed girls singing along to their iPods, and small fish rising in Neva Lake below, one of (no surprise) three on Lakedale's 82 woodsy acres.
Hook the M51 blasting cap test set to the control box using the two-wire pigtailed cable.
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.
stars as Terry, a pigtailed young woman with urges for her sophisticated roommate that finally burst forth in the breathy exclamation: "Marsha, darling