lavage :

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

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

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