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bou·gie 1

 (bo͞o′zhē, -jē)
1. Medicine
a. A slender, flexible, cylindrical instrument that is inserted into a bodily canal, such as the urethra, to dilate, examine, or medicate.
2. A wax candle.

[French, from Old French, a fine wax, after Bougie (Bejaïa), a city of northern Algeria.]

bou·gie 2

adj. Informal
Bourgeois: opted for a mom-and-pop diner over a more bougie restaurant.

[Respelling (after the variant pronunciation (bo͝o′zhwä)) of bourg(eois) + -ie.]


(ˈbuːʒiː; buːˈʒiː)
(Medicine) med a long slender semiflexible cylindrical instrument for inserting into body passages, such as the rectum or urethra, to dilate structures, introduce medication, etc
[C18: from French, originally a wax candle from Bougie (Bujiya), Algeria]


(ˈbu dʒi, -ʒi, buˈʒi)

a. a slender, flexible instrument introduced into passages of the body for dilating, examining, medicating, etc.
b. a suppository.
2. a wax candle.
[1745–55; < French]


n. bujía; candelilla, instrumento usado en la dilatación de la uretra.
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Endotracheal tube as a guide for an Eschmann gum elastic bougie to aid tracheal intubation using the McGrath or GlideScope videolaryngoscopes.
The drawback of the gum elastic bougie technique is that the device itself has no distal sideports to allow for ventilation.
Eight of the nine difficult intubations were managed with gum elastic bougies and McCoy laryngoscopes.
It was connected to pediatric Ayer's T Piece circuit, reservoir bag was moving as child was breathing spontaneously, through it a pediatric gum elastic bougie was passed on which 4.
To overcome the problem, various insertion aids have been described, such as a curved metal introducer tool or the use of a gum elastic bougie (GEB) (4).
Attempt intubation now with the aid of a gum elastic bougie to guide the tube C.
We read with great interest the recent letter of Abbas (1) regarding use of a gum elastic bougie (GEB) through Murphy's eye for difficult intubation.