lavage lavage

Definition(s):

  • (n) washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water

Usage(s):

  1. About five days later, the fertilized egg is washed out of the donor's uterus in a painless procedure called lavage.
  2. Ordinary treatment for such poisoning is gastric lavage, a purging of the stomach and intestines with quantities of milk and eggs.
  3. But during the 45 minutes of peritoneal lavage, blood continued draining out of the chest tube, an unusual occurrence.

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