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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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After achieving proper muscle relaxation, an attempt at intubation was performed with either the D-blade size 4 using a hockey-stick stylet or the Macintosh blade size 3 or 4 with a standard stylet during which the following parameters were obtained: glottic visualization using the Cormack Lehane (C-L) classification(16,17 )and IDS(13) determined by seven variables:
The renewal and replacement of the stylets of sucking insects during each stadium, and the method of penetration.
These videolaryngoscopes routinely required either a stylet or bougie for tracheal intubation.
For each insect, there are unique changes in waveforms from ingestion, salivation, and stylet movement.
Octopus stylets, thought to represent a highly reduced internal shell, have been suggested that these unique and little known structures are a potentially useful aging tool as a result of the discovery of regular growth increments (Sousa Reis & Fernandes 2002).
If a lightwand could be incorporated with an optical visualization stylet, the inherent drawbacks related to this technique may be overcome, making it the ideal intubating device.
Just after eclosion, the first instar nymphs wandered for a few minutes (approximately 5 min), then moved quickly searching for a feeding site where they pierced the phloem tissue of the host plant with their stylet.
The interventional business develops, prototypes and manufactures coils, helices, stylets and guidewires, as well as complex micro-wire, polymer and machined components used primarily by medical manufacturers of cardiac rhythm management, neurostimulation and vascular products.
During feeding by ACP nymphs and adults on plant hosts, the stylets were fully or partially extended while the base of the compact stylet bundle was housed in the labial groove (Figs.
Scanning electron microscopy: Freshly enclosed originated from first valvifer of the 8th segment and remained isolated from each other almost all of their length and are also called ventral stylets (Figs.
Optical stylets incorporate fibreoptic-imaging elements into the design of an intubation bougie, providing the advantages of non-line-of-sight visualisation of the vocal cords and endotracheal tube placement (2).
Mites damage ferns by puncturing the edges of fern fronds with their tube-like stylets and other mouthparts, sucking up the nutritious contents of frond cells.