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tube,

in electronics: see electron tubeelectron tube,
device consisting of a sealed enclosure in which electrons flow between electrodes separated either by a vacuum (in a vacuum tube) or by an ionized gas at low pressure (in a gas tube).
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Tube

A long, hollow cylinder, or other hollow shape; typically a flexible or thin-walled metal cylinder, as opposed to a pipe.

tube

[′tüb]
(biology)
A narrow channel within the body of an animal or plant.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A long cylindrical body with a hollow center used especially to convey fluid.
(geology)
A passage in a cave having smooth sides and an elliptical to nearly circular cross section.
(ordnance)
The main part of a gun, the cylindrical piece of metal surrounding the bore; tube is frequently used in referring to artillery weapons, and barrel is more frequently used in referring to small arms.

tube

1. A thin-walled pipe.
2.See lamp.

tube

1. Anatomy
b. any hollow cylindrical structure
2. Botany
a. the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
b. any other hollow structure in a plant
3. Brit the tube
a. an underground railway system
b. the tunnels through which the railway runs
c. the train itself
d. ™ the London underground railway system
4. Electronics
a. another name for valve
5. Surfing the cylindrical passage formed when a wave breaks and the crest tips forward

tube

(hardware)
A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie.

tube

(electronics)

tube

(jargon)
(IBM) To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. "Tube me that note."
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Table 1: Duration on intercostal drainage tube required and time required for complete expansion of lung Ethology Time required for lung Average expansion with ICDT (in (in days) weeks) <1 1-2 2-3 4 >4 Tuberculosis 6 14 4 8 2 13.
However, this is not critical when using a PLMA, as the drainage tube protects patients from gastric insufflation [7].
Urinary leakage associated with CNTs has been previously reported to result from either one of the holes being exposed or due to significant resistance in the drainage tube preventing free flow of urine to the drainage bag.
Table 2 shows calculations of EO for both the catheter and drainage tube, and confirms the significance of surface tension effects.
Moreover, in contrast to the blind placement of a GEB technique, this novel approach may also help us to ensure correct positioning of the PLMA in the hypopharynx and possibly may improve the alignment of the tip of the drainage tube with the oesophageal opening, thereby preserving reliable gastroesophageal drainage function.
The author will continue the researches by applying the general relationship for calculating the nonpermanent drainage system, equation which provides a methodology for the study of horizontal drainage tube in the most complex conditions, including consideration of hydraulic impacts in the vicinity of drain (Wehry et al.
The residual cavity was revised by endoscope following with the leave of drainage tube in the cavity.
Mitchell said the two basic types of glaucoma surgery--trabeculectomy, which involves the removal of a piece of eye tissue and the implantation of a drainage tube in the eye--are safe and effective most of the time.
Ability for the center locking tab to be secured at the "Y" port or on the drainage tube itself, creating a low-profile that keeps the tube close to the patient.
His injured right buttocks required a drainage tube and 25 stitches.
He said it was hard to see how the soft drainage tube could have damaged Mrs Lee's blood vessels, but that was definitely the cause of the bleeding.