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bleeder

[′blēd·ər]
(electronics)
A high resistance connected across the dc output of a high-voltage power supply which serves to discharge the filter capacitors after the power supply has been turned off, and to provide a stabilizing load.
(engineering)
A connection located at a low place in an air line or a gasoline container so that, by means of a small valve, the condensed water or other liquid can be drained or bled off from the line or container without discharging the air or gas.
(medicine)
A person subject to frequent hemorrhages, as a hemophiliac.
A blood vessel from which there is persistent uncontrolled bleeding.
A blood vessel which has escaped closure by cautery or ligature during a surgical procedure.
(metallurgy)
An incomplete casting that results from some molten metal draining out of the mold cavity after pouring has ceased.

bleeder

A small valve used to drain fluid from a pipe, radiator, vessel, etc.
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Generally these bleeders are not visible without the use of nasal endoscopy, especially if they occur on the lateral wall of the nasal cavity, a complex anatomical area characterised by the turbinate bones and meati, which have recesses between them.
The levels of LPO, LHP and NO in the RBCs of liver cirrhotic patients were significantly high in bleeders (P<0.
This mortality rate is lower than the 30% in-hospital and 60% 1-year mortality reported in the literature for variceal bleeders.
An association was seen between postoperative bleeding and the length of the procedure (35 min for bleeders vs.
You've probably seen someone attempt to stop a bleeder by "boiling" it for a long time with the tip of the cautery device submerged in blood.
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Tim Easterby's gelding looks set for another good season UPPER HAND - Mick Channon's youngster looked the part before the six-furlong maiden at Yarmouth on Tuesday and looks sure to make his mark in better company than he faced at the seaside track TOON TROOPER - Richard Lee has carved a niche for himself with his 'magic potion' to cure bleeders.
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Either the TissueLink DSTM dissecting sealer or the TissueLink Floating Ball was used to bluntly dissect the tumor free, while simultaneously sealing and coagulating the bleeders.
One or two brisk bleeders will often be encountered near the corners of the incision, and they must be suture-ligated with plain catgut (cautery is inadequate).
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