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a cleansing or sweeping clean.
nitrogen washout nitrogen washout test.
Etymology: AS, wascan, to wash; ME, oute
the elimination or expulsion of one gas or volatile anesthetic agent from the lung alveoli by the administration of another.
The lowering of the concentration of a substance from a solution, or from the human body, by withholding the substance and allowing it to be lost, metabolized, or excreted.
to disperse or empty by flooding with water or other solvent.
medullary solute washout
a syndrome in which the relative hyperosmolarity of the renal medulla is reduced due to an excessive loss of sodium and chloride from the medullary interstitium, usually by diuresis. There is an inability to concentrate urine with polyuria and a compensatory polydipsia. Called also renal medullary washout.
in drug trials, the period allowed for all of the administered drug to be eliminated from the body.