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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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Otitis media and tympanostomy tube insertion during the first three years of life: Developmental outcomes at the age of four years.
After parental informed consent was obtained, children aged 2-12 years with a history of chronic OME who had met the indications for tympanostomy tube placement were recruited in the study.
The patient had multiple sets of tympanostomy tubes placed as well as an adenoidectomy in the past, with limited success in mitigating her middle ear pathology.
Such screening could potentially spare a child from needing continued treatment for recurrent ear infections and the insertion of tympanostomy tubes. (In the Gozal study, 34 percent of the children with habitual snoring had undergone tympanostomy tube treatment, while 29 percent of the nonsnoring children had undergone this treatment, indicating there is a higher prevalence of this treatment in children with sleep-disordered breathing.)
Chronic otitis media after tympanostomy tube placement caused by Mycobacterium abscessus: a new clinical entity?
Twenty-nine ASA 1-2 paediatric patients aged between 11 months and 7.5 years and scheduled for elective myringotomy with or without tympanostomy tube placement were studied.
Floxin is approved for treatment of otitis externa, chronic suppurative otitis media, and acute otitis media in children with tympanostomy tubes, while Cipro is approved for treatment of acute otitis externa.
The patient should also have previous positive experience from tympanostomy tube (excluding baro-challenge-induced dysfunction).
These patients were posted for tympanostomy tube insertion and adenoidectomy without any delay.
The first four cases were referred to an otolaryngologist for tympanostomy tube insertion, "and all continued with drainage from their tubes for 1-4 weeks despite use of antibiotic otic drops."