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tube,

in electronics: see electron tubeelectron tube,
device consisting of a sealed enclosure in which electrons flow between electrodes separated either by a vacuum (in a vacuum tube) or by an ionized gas at low pressure (in a gas tube).
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Tube

A long, hollow cylinder, or other hollow shape; typically a flexible or thin-walled metal cylinder, as opposed to a pipe.

tube

[′tüb]
(biology)
A narrow channel within the body of an animal or plant.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A long cylindrical body with a hollow center used especially to convey fluid.
(geology)
A passage in a cave having smooth sides and an elliptical to nearly circular cross section.
(ordnance)
The main part of a gun, the cylindrical piece of metal surrounding the bore; tube is frequently used in referring to artillery weapons, and barrel is more frequently used in referring to small arms.

tube

1. A thin-walled pipe.
2.See lamp.

tube

1. Anatomy
b. any hollow cylindrical structure
2. Botany
a. the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
b. any other hollow structure in a plant
3. Brit the tube
a. an underground railway system
b. the tunnels through which the railway runs
c. the train itself
d. ™ the London underground railway system
4. Electronics
a. another name for valve
5. Surfing the cylindrical passage formed when a wave breaks and the crest tips forward

tube

(hardware)
A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie.

tube

(electronics)

tube

(jargon)
(IBM) To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. "Tube me that note."
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Early recognition and placement of a thoracostomy tube is essential when moderate to large subcutaneous emphysema is present as the underlying pneumothorax and associated subcutaneous emphysema will progress.
We describe a pitfall in the management of traumatic lung injury due to malposition of thoracostomy tubes. The patient gave written consent for the publication of this case.
Instilling these agents into the pleural cavity via the thoracostomy tube causes adhesions to form between the parietal and visceral pleural surfaces.
Results of a clinical practice algorithm for the management of thoracostomy tubes placed for traumatic mechanism.
Large thoracostomy tubes or pleural pigtail catheters may be used to evacuate fluid or gas.
Two thoracostomy tubes size 32F were inserted one on each side and immediately drained 800ml of blood from the left side and 550ml from the right side.
Procedures included placement of arterial lines and central venous lines, bronchoalveolar lavage, thoracostomy tubes, percutaneous gastrostomy, and tracheostomies.
Three thoracostomy tubes were placed, along with two Blake drains to allow for irrigation.
Martin M, Results of a clinical practice algorithm for the management of thoracostomy tubes placed for traumatic mechanism.
Chest drains, or thoracostomy tubes, are used frequently to manage various thoracic conditions requiring evacuation of air or fluid from the pleural space.