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1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
1. cigarette drain.
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a drain consisting of an outer tube vented to the outside with a smaller tube within it that is attached to a suction pump; both have multiple perforations that allow fluid and air to be carried away through the suction tube.
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sump drain(sŭmp drān)
A drain consisting of an outer tube with a smaller tube within it that is attached to a suction pump; the outer tube has multiple perforations that allow fluid and air to pass into its interior and be carried away through the suction tube.
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