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 (lăv′ĭj, lä-väzh′)
A washing, especially of a hollow organ, such as the stomach or lower bowel, with repeated injections of water.

[French, from Old French, from laver, to wash, from Latin lavāre; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈlævɪdʒ; læˈvɑːʒ)
(Medicine) med the washing out of a hollow organ by flushing with water
[C19: via French, from Latin lavāre to wash]


(ləˈvɑʒ, ˈlæv ɪdʒ)

the cleansing of a bodily organ, as the stomach, by irrigation.
[1890–95; < French, =lav(er) to wash]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavage - washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
gastric lavage - washing out the stomach with sterile water or a saltwater solution; removes blood or poisons; "when the doctor ordered a gastric lavage the hospital pumped out my stomach"


n. lavado, irrigación de una cavidad.


n lavado; bronchoalveolar — lavado broncoalveolar; gastric — lavado gástrico; peritoneal — lavado peritoneal
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Diagnosis of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia in intubated patients undergoing ventilation: comparison of the usefulness of bronchoalveolar lavage and protected specimen brush.
The lavage drain extension has proved to be a cost-effective and efficient way of providing postoperative pain control and promoting early mobilisation in this patient group.
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In one procedure, called lavage, a large-bore needle is inserted into the knee to wash away the loose bits of cartilage that may be causing pain.
However--thanks to some evidence in the literature suggesting the value of open-lung biopsy in acute respiratory distress syndrome, as well as the patients' severe condition--he performed broncho alveolar lavage. The procedure demonstrated alveolar hemorrhage in both patients, with increasingly bloody lavage fluid.
Regarding countermeasures they frequently take for alleviating symptoms (multiple answers allowed), 42% of the respondents use nonprescription drugs and lavage fluid for eyes, while masks and prescription drugs have gained a certain popularity: 39.7% and 36.4% of the respondents, respectively.
Another cooling method is peritoneal lavage using lavage fluid at 6[degrees] C.
To describe the respiratory pathogens found in the bronchoalveolar lavage of a Puerto Rican population infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
In nasopharyngeal aspirate and bronchoalveolar lavage samples that were taken at the same time from nine hMPV-infected infants on mechanical ventilation, reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain re action (RT-PCR) detected hMPV in only one nasopharyngeal aspirate and in all nine bronchoalveolar lavages.
Total serum IgG, IgG1 and IgG2a, and IgA in saliva, vaginal lavage, lung wash, and tecal extracts were evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
* STUDY DESIGN AND VALIDITY This double-blind, randomized controlled trial evaluated 3 treatments: arthroscopic lavage alone, arthroscopic debridement along with lavage, or placebo ("sham") procedure.
Des jeunes de la commune de Bonon ont cree des stations de lavage autos-motos, afin de prendre en charge.