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lavage

 [lah-vahzh´]
1. irrigation or washing out of an organ or cavity, as of the stomach or intestine.
2. to wash out, or irrigate.
bronchoalveolar lavage a technique by which cells and fluid from bronchioles and lung alveoli are removed for diagnosis of disease or evaluation of treatment; a bronchoscope is wedged into a bronchus and sterile saline is pumped in and then removed along with the fluid and cells to be analyzed.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh'),
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]
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lavage

(lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
n.
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.
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lavage

Medtalk The washing out of a body cavity–pleural, peritoneal, pericardial cavity or hollow organ to obtain fluids for diagnostic cytology, to detect hemorrhage in blunt trauma, or remove toxins–eg, gastric lavage in overdose. See Bronchoalveolar lavage, Gastric lavage, Tracheobronchial lavage.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
See also: gastric lavage
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lavage

Washing out of a hollow organ or cavity, especially by irrigation. Stomach washout.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Lavage

The washing out of a hollow body organ, for example, the stomach, using a flow of water.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·vage

(lă-vahzh')
The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
[Fr. from L. lavo, to wash]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012