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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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Therefore, Pair 3 corresponded to the use of special equipment (gum elastic bougie and fiberoptic bronchoscope) for achieving intubation.
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.
Successful nasotracheal intubation with the Pentax-AWS Airwayscope and gum elastic bougie in a patient with recurrent tongue cancer.
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 4.5 uncuffed ETT is railroaded.
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.
In our study, we used gum elastic bougie in 23.6% patients because it can be easily redirected towards the trachea as it has a characteristic tip or the tip can be manipulated with the use of Magill forceps.