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gag

1. Med a surgical device for keeping the jaws apart, as during a tonsillectomy
2. Parliamentary procedure another word for closure
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gag

Equivalent to choke, but connotes more disgust. "Hey, this is Fortran code. No wonder the C compiler gagged." See also barf.
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It was decided to go for manual retrieval of obstruction using mouth gags.
After placing an adequate mouth gag with a weight-based size, the operation began (Fig.1).
Application of mouth gag and temporomandibular joint pain and trismus in tonsillectomy.
Inadvertent extubation is a risk during the surgery as the surgeon will use a mouth gag to aid visualisation of the palate and it is quite easy for the endotracheal tube to become jammed in the blade of the mouth gag and become dislodged on removal or positioning of the mouth gag.
Kristen Morrow, Brigit Jepsen and Mike Moore redesigned the Dingman Mouth Gag. The Gag holds a patient's mouth open during surgery to repair cleft palate.
The funnel, mouth gag and rubber tube have been loaned back to the city on loan after being away for many years in the collections of the National Justice Museum, Nottingham.
A mouth gag was used to keep the jaws open and allow better visibility.
OPERATIVE PROCEDURE: Transoral aspiration of the retropharyngeal abscess was carried out 48 hours after presentation using a long wide bore needle under the local anesthesia after opening the mouth by inserting Boyles Davis mouth gag. 10O ml of thick yellow pus was aspirated.Similar aspirations were carried out at 3-4 days intervals.
Sometimes called a Maunders Mouth gag used on pregnant ladies, it's a cone shaped wooden thing with a screw thread.
Traditionally, the operation is performed under general anesthesia with a Boyle-Davis mouth gag with tongue retractor.