tongue depressor


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tongue depressor

n.
A thin blade for pressing down the tongue during a medical examination of the mouth and throat.
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Noun1.tongue depressor - a thin depressor used to press the tongue down during an examination of the mouth and throattongue depressor - a thin depressor used to press the tongue down during an examination of the mouth and throat
depressor - a device used by physician to press a part down or aside
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Surgical pearl: Repair of split or deformed ear lobe with a tongue depressor blade for stabilization during surgery.
Imagine visiting your physician because of a sore throat, and while she has a tongue depressor in one hand and pen light in the other, she is able to simply verbally order you a refill of an antibiotic.
If tongue-tie is suspected, a tongue depressor can be used to elevate the tongue and visualize the frenulum, said Dr.
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A series of X marks are made in the drawdown with a tongue depressor or spatula as in Figure 1.
He said the doctor put a tongue depressor in his throat to begin his diagnostic tests.
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The consumer either rubs a stick shaped like a large tongue depressor against the inside of their cheek, or provides a (somewhat voluminous) sample of their saliva.
A video was played later showing Saddam, 66, with a thick, greying beard and bushy, dishevelled hair, as a doctor examined him, holding his mouth open with a tongue depressor, apparently to get a DNA sample.
It was enough to make me gag without a tongue depressor.