Wangensteen suction

Wangensteen suction
Wangensteen suction n a method of draining fluid or secretions from body cavities (as the stomach) by means of an apparatus that operates on negative pressure

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  • wangensteen suction — noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Owen H. Wangensteen b1898 American surgeon : a method of draining fluid or secretions from body cavities (as the stomach) by means of an apparatus that operates on negative pressure …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wangensteen apparatus — Wan·gen·steen apparatus waŋ (g)ən .stēn n the apparatus used in Wangensteen suction called also Wangensteen appliance Wangensteen Owen Harding (1898 1981) American surgeon. Wangensteen enjoyed a career long association with the University of… …   Medical dictionary

  • wangensteen apparatus — ˈwaŋgənˌstēn noun also wangensteen appliance Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Owen H. Wangensteen b1898 : the apparatus used in Wangensteen suction …   Useful english dictionary

  • suction — The act or process of sucking. SEE ALSO: aspiration (1), aspiration (2). [L. sugo, pp. suctus, to suck] posttussive s. a s. sound heard on auscultation over a pulmonary cavity at the end of a cough. Wangensteen s. a modified …   Medical dictionary

  • Wangensteen — Owen H., U.S. surgeon, 1898–1981. See W. drainage, W. suction, W. tube …   Medical dictionary

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  • drainage — Continuous withdrawal of fluids from a wound or other cavity. capillary d. d. by means of a wick of gauze or other material. closed d. d. of a body cavity via a water or air tight system. Cf.:sump drain. dependent d. d. from the lowest part and… …   Medical dictionary

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