(lah-vahzh´) irrigation or washing out of an organ or cavity, as of the stomach or intestine. to wash out, or irrigate. bronchoalveolar lavage a technique by which cells and fluid from bronchioles and lung alveoli are removed for diagnosis of disease or evaluation o...
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(from the article `pulmonary alveolar proteinosis`) ...considerable periods, and spontaneous improvement has been known to occur; it is sometimes fatal, but rarely so, if treated. Treatment involves ... ...the air spaces open. Buildup of this liquid within the air spaces interferes with gas exchange...
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lavage 1. Washing of a body cavity. 2. Irrigation of a body or organ cavity; such as, of the stomach, bowel, bladder, etc. 3. The purification of a solid, liquid, or gas by means of a substance or solution that is not itself contaminated and will not dissolve or decompose the substance to be purif...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: lă-vahzh′ Definitions: 1. The washing out of a hollow cavity or organ by copious injections and rejections of fluid.
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Irrigation or flushing out.
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1) Irrigation 2) Washing
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The process wherein an organ, e.g. the stomach or bowel, is washed or cleansed, by flushing it out with water.
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