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sheath

1. Biology an enclosing or protective structure, such as a leaf base encasing the stem of a plant
2. the protective covering on an electric cable

sheath

[shēth]
(electricity)
A protective outside covering on a cable.
(electronics)
A space charge formed by ions near an electrode in a gas tube.
(electromagnetism)
The metal wall of a waveguide.
(science and technology)
A protective case or cover.

sheath

In reinforced concrete, an enclosure which encases posttensioned tendons to prevent their being bonded during the placement of concrete.
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The descending branch of the abnormal artery is in a dangerous position behind the femoral sheath. It also passed down close to the hip joint.
J was on strict bed rest while the femoral sheath was in place.
The pigtail catheter was again exchanged with the wire and the femoral sheath was also withdrawn along with catheter.
An overview of the procedure is given, including the number of coils placed, percentage of occlusion of the aneurysm, current neurological status, the site and size of the femoral sheath, circulatory assessment of the extremity specific to the sheath site, current medications, location of all invasive lines and whether or not the patient will arrive intubated.