pledget


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pledget

 [plej´et]
a small compress or tuft.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pled·get

(plej'et),
A tuft of wool, cotton, or lint.
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pledget

(plĕj′ĭt)
n.
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.
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pled·get

(plej'ĕt)
A small mass of cotton or cotton gauze used to absorb fluid or to apply topical medicine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pled·get

(plej'ĕt)
A tuft of wool, cotton, or lint.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Our consciousness alarm us of immediate development of tricuspid insufficiency in cases of avulsion of that pledgeted stitch.
Each tested honeydew solution (10 mL, 10% w/v) was adsorbed with a pledget and placed in another plastic box (8 x 8 x 6 cm LWH).
A 6-0 single silk suture was passed around the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, and the ends of the tie were pulled through a small pledget to form a snare and then tightened.
The CorMatrix ECM for Vascular Repair may be used for patch closure of vessels, as a pledget, or for suture line buttressing when repairing peripheral vessels.
It noted that the Arab countries' pledget to the initiative have so far amounted to USD 1.308 billion out of the USD two billion capital.
Fresh unstimulated whole saliva was collected by method described by Harmon (19&20) in which a cotton pledget is placed below the tongue.
Before the procedure, a small pledget of cotton wool soaked in 0.5 mL of 2% tetracaine solution and 0.5 mL of 1:1.000 epinephrine was placed along the inferior nasal turbinate for 10 minutes; 0.5 mL of lidocaine 2% with 1:200.000 epinephrine was then injected at the head of the inferior turbinate or at the intranasal ulcer (only present in some LL patients).
The pancreas was carefully dissected free, cleaned of extraneous tissue, weighed, wrapped in pledget and immediately placed into liquid nitrogen.
The fastener serves as a pledget for the tissue injury created by the guiding stylet.
It has been suggested that the practice of using a 10% solution either by irrigation with a conjunctival pledget or injection subconjunctivally should be discouraged (4).
To obtain salivary cortisol measurements, the infant was allowed to suck on a dental pledget for 1 minute.
has a distinctive and proven pledget, or absorbent part, that expands radically to fit the body's shape and provide unsurpassed protection against leaks, says the spokeswoman.