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  Drainage



Drainage

   The systematic withdrawal of fluids and discharges from a wound, sore, or cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)

RELATED TERMS
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Withdrawal
The act or process of giving up the use of a drug to which one has become addicted or dependent.

Wound
A wound is a physical trauma where the skin is torn, cut or punctured. Exposed to air, there is not only a significant chance of death due to loss of blood, but increased chance of bacteria entering the wound or an infection.

Cavity
A hollow place or hole within the body.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Drain
A device for removing fluid from a cavity or wound. A drain is typically a tube or wick.

Drainage Implant, Glaucoma
Devices, usually incorporating unidirectional valves, which are surgically inserted in the sclera to maintain normal intraocular pressure.

Drainage Implants, Glaucoma
Devices, usually incorporating unidirectional valves, which are surgically inserted in the sclera to maintain normal intraocular pressure.

Drainage, Postural
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage, Postural Respiratory
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage, Respiratory, Postural
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage, Sanitary
A system of artificial or natural drains, generally used for the disposal of liquid wastes.

Drainage, Suction
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.

Drainages, Postural Respiratory
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainages, Sanitary
A system of artificial or natural drains, generally used for the disposal of liquid wastes.

Drainages, Suction
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.



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Drainage, Respiratory, Postural
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage, Postural Respiratory
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage, Postural
Therapeutic drainage in bronchopulmonary diseases in which there is copious mucus secretion, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pulmonary abscess, or cystic fibrosis. The patient is placed with head downward, so that the trachea is inclined downward and below the affected area. It may be done in 15- to 20-minute sessions or by having the patient sleep in a head-down position. The therapy may be used in conjunction with forced expiration, bronchodilator agents, or expectorants.

Drainage Implants, Glaucoma
Devices, usually incorporating unidirectional valves, which are surgically inserted in the sclera to maintain normal intraocular pressure.

Drainage Implant, Glaucoma
Devices, usually incorporating unidirectional valves, which are surgically inserted in the sclera to maintain normal intraocular pressure.

Drainage

Dracunculus medinensis
A genus of nematode parasites which inhabit the body cavity, serous membranes, and connective tissues of vertebrates. The species parasitic in man is Dracunculus medinensis.

DPNase
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of NAD to nicotinamide and ADPribose. EC 3.2.2.5.

DPLPE
A disulfide opioid pentapeptide that selectively binds to the delta opiate receptor (RECEPTORS, OPIOID, DELTA). It possesses antinociceptive activity.

DPDPE(SH)2
A disulfide opioid pentapeptide that selectively binds to the delta opiate receptor (RECEPTORS, OPIOID, DELTA). It possesses antinociceptive activity.

DPDPE
A disulfide opioid pentapeptide that selectively binds to the delta opiate receptor (RECEPTORS, OPIOID, DELTA). It possesses antinociceptive activity.

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