dilating bougie

a bougie used for dilation; one type is the mercury dilators; another type has a screw that can be turned to increase the diameter. See dilator.

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  • bougie — [bo͞o′jē΄, bo͞ozhē΄] n. [Fr, wax candle, after Bougie, Algerian seaport (< ML Bugia < Ar Buǧâya) whence wax candles were imported] 1. a wax candle 2. Med. a slender instrument introduced into a body canal, esp. the urethra or rectum, as for …   English World dictionary

  • Bougie — A thin cylinder of rubber, plastic, metal or another material that a physician inserts into or though a body passageway, such as the esophagus, to diagnose or treat a condition. A bougie may be used to widen a passageway, guide another instrument …   Medical dictionary

  • bougie — /booh jee, zhee, booh zhee /, n. 1. Med. a. a slender, flexible instrument introduced into passages of the body, esp. the urethra, for dilating, examining, medicating, etc. b. a suppository. 2. a wax candle. [1745 55; < F, after Bougie ( < Ar… …   Universalium

  • bougie — /ˈbuʒi/ (say boohzhee) noun 1. Medicine a. a slender flexible instrument for introduction into passages of the body for dilating or opening, etc. b. a suppository. 2. a wax candle. {French Bougie Bejaia, a seaport in north eastern Algeria; centre …   Australian English dictionary

  • bougie — [ bu:ʒi] noun (plural bougies) Medicine a thin, flexible surgical instrument for exploring or dilating a passage of the body. Origin C18: from Fr., lit. wax candle , from Arab. Bijāya, the name of an Algerian town which traded in wax …   English new terms dictionary

  • bougie — bou•gie [[t]ˈbu dʒi, ʒi, buˈʒi[/t]] n. 1) med a) a slender, flexible instrument introduced into passages of the body for dilating, examining, medicating, etc b) a suppository 2) a wax candle • Etymology: 1745–55; < F …   From formal English to slang

  • bougie — n. 1 Med. a thin flexible surgical instrument for exploring, dilating, etc. the passages of the body. 2 a wax candle. Etymology: F f. Arab. Bujiya Algerian town with a wax trade …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dilator — A device used to stretch or enlarge an opening. Patients with scarring of the muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach (esophagus) can require a dilator procedure in order to open the esophagus for adequate passage… …   Medical dictionary

  • sound — 1. The vibrations produced by a sounding body, transmitted by the air or other medium, and perceived by the internal ear. 2. An elongated cylindrical, usually curved, instrument of metal, used for exploring the bladder or other cavities of the… …   Medical dictionary

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