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tape

 [tāp]
a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.
adhesive tape a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive material that causes adherence to an adjoining surface.
Montgomery t's Montgomery straps.

tape

(tāp),
A thin, flat strip of fascia or tendon, or of synthetic material, used as a tie or suture.
[A.S. taeppe]

tape

(tāp) a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.
adhesive tape  a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive material.

tape

Etymology: AS, taeppe
strips of material, usually with adhesive, used to secure bandages.

tape

Surgery An adhesive paper or cloth strip or ribbon used to close incisions; tape ↓ infection risk by eliminating a foreign body–eg, sutures that communicate with outside of the body. Cf Catgut, Staples  Vox populi A magnetic recording medium. See Digital tape.

tape

(tāp)
A thin, flat strip of fascia or tendon, or of synthetic material, used as a tie or suture.
[A.S. taeppe]

tape

a long, narrow strip of fabric or other flexible material.

adhesive tape
a strip of fabric or other material evenly coated on one side with a pressure-sensitive adhesive material.
tape closure
application of tape strips across the incision can be used to hold wound edges in apposition.
vaginal tape
special tape for use in closing the vulva to retain a prolapsed cervix or uterus. See also buhner method.

Patient discussion about tape

Q. how will i know if i have a tape worm in my body?

A. Most people who are infected with tapeworm don't show symptoms.
It's possible you might notice segments of the adult tapeworm (proglottids) in your stool. Other possible signs and symptoms include:

Nausea
Weakness
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain
Diarrhea
Weight loss and inadequate absorption of nutrients from food

If you suspect you have a tapeworm you'll need your doctor to check your stool or send samples to a laboratory for testing. A laboratory may use microscopic identification techniques to check for eggs or tapeworm segments in your feces.

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In Norfolk Street, two officers were outside two properties which had been taped off.
The single-decker First vehicle remained at a bus stop outside a Kwik Fit garage last night and was taped off by police.
The area was taped off but the young man had gone underneath that.
Officers taped off the area while investigations were carried out.
But we knew this was something serious because the place was taped off and there were two or three police vehicles there.
A property remained taped off but the school was open as usual to pupils.
The area remained taped off by police for much of Friday afternoon, as scenes of crime officers and detectives examined the scene.
The stretch of beach where the tragedy happened was taped off after part of the cliff collapsed last month.
Police taped off the area while examinations were carried out and an investigation was been launched into how the man came to be at the roadside.
From the look of the damage, it's going to be hard to tell who was at fault,'' Meyer said as he surveyed the scene, where investigators took measurements and taped off the busy street for several hours.
Eltod's method grants his work an enviable portability: For this recent show in his native Texas, he had large canvases made to order and brought to the gallery, projected slides of his drawings onto them and taped off the linear forms, then rolled on flat fields of paint.
THREE people were arrested and a home taped off by police after an early-morning altercation.