gag

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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

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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After placing an adequate mouth gag with a weight-based size, the operation began (Fig.
Application of mouth gag and temporomandibular joint pain and trismus in tonsillectomy.
After sedation, when the jaw muscles were found completely relaxed, the mouth gag was applied and hand was inserted from oral cavity to pharyngeal region.
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.
Then I told him I was looking for a Treen mouth gag.
Traditionally, the operation is performed under general anesthesia with a Boyle-Davis mouth gag with tongue retractor.