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probang

 [pro´bang]
a flexible rod with a ball, tuft, or sponge at the end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx.

pro·bang

(prō-bang'),
A flexible rod with some soft material at the distal end used injudiciously to try to advance or retrieve foreign bodies from the esophagus; a practice to be condemned as dangerous.
[alteration of provang, (a term of unknown etymology coined by the inventor, Walter Rumsey) under the influence of probe]

probang

/pro·bang/ (-bang) a flexible rod with a ball, tuft, or sponge at one end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx.

probang

(prō′băng′)
n.
A long, slender, flexible rod having a tuft or sponge at the end, used to remove foreign bodies from or apply medication to the larynx or esophagus.

pro·bang

(prō-bang')
A flexible rod with some soft material at the distal end used injudiciously to try to advance or retrieve foreign bodies from the esophagus; a practice condemned as dangerous.
[alteration of provang, (a term of unknown etymology coined by the inventor, Walter Rumsey) under the influence of probe]

probang

An instrument once used to remove foreign bodies blindly from the larynx or esophagus. Now rendered obsolete by the development of endoscopic techniques.

probang

a flexible rod with a ball, tuft or sponge at the end; used to apply medications to or remove matter from the esophagus or larynx. Instruments used in large animals consist of flexible tubes containing a flexible stilette.

probang gag
a wooden rod which is placed across the mouth in cattle, and jammed between the molars and above the tongue. It has a hole transfixing its center through which the probang is passed.
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Passing the probang to push the choke in to rumen with vigorous efforts may lead to dislodgment of choke and usually result in rupture of esophagus, which may cause esophageal perforations or fistula and even deaths as recorded by some authors.