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cord made from the intestines of various animals (especially sheep and horses, but not cats). The membrane is chemically treated, and slender strands are woven together into cords of great strength, which are used for stringing musical instruments such as the violin and the harp. Roman strings, imported from Italy, are considered the best for musical instruments. Catgut is also used for stringing tennis rackets and for some surgical sutures.



cord made from the intestines of small cattle; a surgical sewing material. Catgut is used for internal sutures and for ligating blood vessels during operations. Catgut sutures are sometimes used externally under plaster casts. Catgut is absorbed by the tissues after seven to 30 days. [12–191–]


A thin cord made from the submucosa of sheep and other animal intestine; used for sutures and ligatures, for strings of musical instruments, and for tennis racket strings. Also known as gut.
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Narcotic doses averaged one with chromic catgut and two with standard polyglactin 910 but zero with fast-absorbing polyglactin 910.
For 25+ years I have done a transeptal suture of 0000 chromic catgut around the base of both septal arteries for nosebleeds in patients as young as 4 years (in the OR, under general anesthesia, in conjunction with any other procedure) and as old as their mid-90s under topical/local anesthesia in the office and the emergency room.
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Then suture the biopsy site with 6-0 absorbable catgut.
Ian Fergusson allegedly ignored a patient's warning that she was allergic to catgut and used it to stitch her, causing a violent reaction.
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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Tenders are invited for The rate contract of consumable surgicals for two year:Cotton absorbant wool ip, cotton non abosrbant, catgut chromic no 0 in each pkt.
Contract awarded for -0 caliber chromic catgut round tip needle 25-26 mm.
Natural absorbable suture chromic (chromic catgut 1) 1/2 atraumatic curved needle needle circle presentation about 36 millimeters.
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Catgut, formerly widely used for stringing tennis racquets, never contained real cat guts.