pledget


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pled·get

 (plĕj′ĭt)
n.
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.

[Origin unknown.]

pledget

(ˈplɛdʒɪt)
n
(Medicine) a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
[C16: of unknown origin]

pledg•et

(ˈplɛdʒ ɪt)

n.
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
[1530–40; orig. uncertain]
Translations

pled·get

n. tapón de algodón absorbente o de gasa.

pledget

n torunda, trozo de algodón o gasa usado para limpiar heridas o para detener hemorrhagia
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Based on product, the tampon market can be segmented into radially wound pledget and rectangular/square pad.
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A process of forming a compressed tampon pledget having substantially longitudinal grooves and a predetermined finished diameter, comprising the steps of: a.
In Group B (n=40) MTA plug (3-4mm) was formed at the apex and dam cotton pledget was placed within the coronal access and then after gaining hard MTA plug, obturation was followed.
A recent systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of different local anaesthetic techniques for intravitreal injections included local eye drop anaesthetics (tetracaine, proparacaine, and cocaine), lidocaine gel, lidocaine pledget, subconjunctival anaesthesia, and peribulbar block.
Before the surgical procedure, a cotton pledget soaked with mepivacaine and adrenaline solution was introduced into each inferior meatus.
Reduced Rift Valley fever virus infection rates in mosquitoes associated with pledget feedings.
Turell, "Reduced Rift Valley fever virus infection rates in mosquitoes associated with pledget feedings," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol.
The pulps of teeth (only primary molars) with extensive caries were removed and bleeding was arrested with gentle pressure from a sterile cotton pledget moistened with saline.
Therefore, under general anesthesia, a Baerveldt 350-[mm.sup.2] (Advanced Medical Optics, Santa Ana, California, USA) was implanted augmented with mitomycin 0.4 mg/mL for 3 minutes in a pledget in the area of the plate.
The suture line was smeared with Povidone iodine ointment and retention suture was placed to fix the pledget over suture line (Fig.