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stylet

[′stī·lət]
(graphic arts)
A slender, pointed marking tool, as one used in graving.
(invertebrate zoology)
A slender, rigid, elongated appendage.
(medicine)
A slender probe used for surgery.
A thin wire inserted in a catheter to provide support or in a hollow needle to clear the passage.
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Flexible fiberoptic versus hockey stick formed stylet as an intubation guide with the videolaryngoscope C-MAC with D-blade.
Early stylet removal: Removal of the stylet after passage through the epidermal and subcutaneous tissues rather than in the subarachnoid space.
I) White mango scale female in a ventral view, with a portion of its stylet bundle before penetration of the leaf of mango variety 'Manila'.
Anatomical structures were observed on the monitor, while advancing the stylet along the dorsum of the tongue until the epiglottis and the tip of the FFB were identified.
The stylet organs, throbbing in slow pulses, stay inserted for most of the 40 minutes or so of sperm transfer.
beaucoup moins que] Ce sont eux qui m'ont appris a fumer, a me camer parfois, et meme a faire usage de baionnette et de stylet [beaucoup plus grand que], nous confie le gamin.
These videolaryngoscopes routinely required either a stylet or bougie for tracheal intubation.
As piercing-sucking insects, they use needlelike stylets to insert saliva into plant tissues and open a pathway to ingest fluids critical to the plant's survival.
2006) explain that, despite the efficiency of using stylet increments in aging O.
Although the other techniques used for radial artery cannulation, such as the use of ultrasound or Doppler to locate the artery, the liquid stylet and local application of nitroglycerin have showed a lot of promise in helping to cannulate the radial artery with relative ease, reducing the time to cannulate and minimising the complications, our technique offers the advantage of simplicity and ease of use and at the same time, giving a reasonable success rate.
The semi-rigid nature of the lightwand stylet enhances chances for successful advancement of the tracheal tube into the glottis.