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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

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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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We caught up with Emma at yet another of her projects: designing kids' clothes ('I couldn't resist basing some of the girls' outfits on my Spice Girls costumes,' she giggles.) In the flesh she looks even better than she did back in her pigtailed heyday: super-pretty, petite and far younger looking than her 36 years.
I had been asleep and dreaming, as is the wont of old men, of pretty little pigtailed things.
The benefit of using the pre-fitted and pigtailed version is that it is much quicker and easier to fit a mechanical splice or perform a fusion splice than it is to fit a connector, so there is some merit in allowing the factory to fit the connector since this saves time and guarantees a high standard of workmanship.
It's only when pigtailed Bethesda decides to make Ms.
Steve DeAngelo, the dispensary's ingenious pigtailed CEO, has spared no expense to give the center a wholesome, unthreatening look, with large windows, soothing interior design, and biometric locks on every door.
In the 1968 Summer Olympics at Mexico City, as a blond, pigtailed 15-year-old girl she earned the highest US scores in gymnastics and became the first American female to win a medal in a World Gymnastics competition.
The gel was applied vaginally to three pigtailed macaques twice a week for seven weeks.
But whereas Courbet's muse appears as a draped female model and the small boy he instructs represents the new generation of (male) artists, Sharpe's model is male and she has reincarnated herself as the attentive pigtailed girl.
Author's note: At the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, a tiny, pigtailed girl movingly sang "Ode to the Motherland." However, it was later revealed that the girl was actually lip-synching the voice of seven-year-old Yang Peiyi.
They did this by joking about having pigtailed ancestors (thereby implying they had come a great distance since then), by publicly maintaining ignorance of things Chinese, or even by professing some hostility to the Chinese.
Igam Ogam, about a pigtailed cavegirl, premieres on S4C on Monday.