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tampon

 [tam´pon]
a pack, pad, or plug made of cotton, sponge, or other material; different types are used to plug the nose, vagina, or other areas for the control of hemorrhage or the absorption of secretions. Superabsorbent tampons worn monthly and inserted roughly can cause ulceration of the vaginal mucosa. Both vaginal and nasal tampons have been implicated in the development of toxic shock syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tam·pon

(tam'pon),
1. A cylinder or ball of cotton-wool, gauze, or other loose substance; used as a plug or pack in a canal or cavity to restrain hemorrhage, absorb secretions, or maintain a displaced organ in position.
2. To insert such a plug or pack.
[O. Fr.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tampon

(tăm′pŏn′)
n.
A plug of absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to stop a flow of blood or to absorb secretions, especially one designed for insertion into the vagina during menstruation.
tr.v. tam·poned, tam·poning, tam·pons
To plug or stop with a tampon.
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tampon

Gynecology A device inserted per vagina to absorb menses. See Toxic shock syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tam·pon

(tam'pon)
1. A cylinder or ball of cotton wool, gauze, or other loose substance; used as a plug or pack in a canal or cavity to restrain hemorrhage, absorb secretions, or maintain a displaced organ in position.
2. To insert such a plug or pack.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tampon

A cylindrical mop of absorbent material placed in the VAGINA to absorb menstrual blood and allow freedom of activity during the menstrual period.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

tam·pon

(tam'pon)
A cylinder or ball of cotton-wool, gauze, or other loose substance; used as a plug or pack in a canal or cavity to restrain hemorrhage, absorb secretions, or maintain a displaced organ in position.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012