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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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Data from Ruslami and co-workers previously suggested that the concentrations of rifampicin in ambulant patients receiving rifampicin orally were somewhat higher than those in patients who received drugs (at a similar dose) via a nasogastric tube, suggesting that adsorption of rifampicin to plastics, and potentially to nasogastric tubing, play a role.
He said that, at the time, the hospital failed to have a system to check whether the doctors concerned had the appropriate competency in interpreting the placement of nasogastric tubes by x-ray.
CT findings suggestive of gastric rupture include stomach dilatation, free intraperitoneal air, intraperitoneal position of the nasogastric tube, intraperitoneal fluid collection, and extraluminal oral contrast.
Years ago, before esophageal feeders were invented, the flexible nasogastric tube was the only way to get fluid into a calf.
Acute upper airway obstruction induced by an indwelling long intestinal tube: attention to the nasogastric tube syndrome.
Reduction can sometimes be achieved by the insertion of a nasogastric tube and subsequent stomach decompression.
My interpretation of these sources is that we should have an initial x-ray to confirm placement of any nasogastric tube prior to administering medication, feedings, and fluids.
You would also be excused for thinking that the kicking against the pricks resistance to nasogastric tube feeding, which is often problematic in these girls, is non-existent.
They then were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit for 24 hours, where they received artificial feedings of mother's milk or low-immunogen formula milk, mainly by nasogastric tube, every 3 hours to prevent hypoglycemia.
In the OR, an anesthesiologist inserted a nasogastric tube through the patient's esophagus into her stomach.