Probang
Probang Pro"bang, n. [See {Probe}.] A slender elastic rod, as of whalebone, with a sponge on the end, for removing obstructions from the esophagus, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Probang — is a long surgical tool (30 40 cm) with a flexible rod and sponge in the end used always in the surgical applications as removing foreign bodies or obstructions from esophagus. Probang was invented in the 17th century. Sources… …   Wikipedia

  • probang — [prō′baŋ΄] n. [altered (infl. by PROBE) < earlier provang < ? obs. provet, probe] Med. a flexible, slender rod tipped with a sponge, tuft, etc., used for clearing or medicating the esophagus or larynx …   English World dictionary

  • probang — A flexible rod with some soft material at the distal end used injudiciously to try to advance or retrieve foreign bodies from the esophagus; a practice to be condemned as dangerous. [alteration of provang, (a term of unknown etymology coined by… …   Medical dictionary

  • probang — n. a long flexible rod with a small sponge, ball, or tuft at the end, used to remove obstructions from the larynx or oesophagus (gullet). A probang is also used to apply medication to these structures …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • probang — /proh bang/, n. Surg. a long, slender, elastic rod with a sponge, ball, or the like, at the end, to be introduced into the esophagus or larynx, as for removing foreign bodies, or for introducing medication. [1650 60; alter. (by assoc. with PROBE) …   Universalium

  • probang — n. (Medicine) long flexible rod inserted into the larynx or throat (to deliver medication, remove obstructions, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • probang — [ prəʊbaŋ] noun Medicine a flexible strip with a sponge or tuft at the end, used to remove an object from the throat or apply medication to it. Origin C17 (named provang by its inventor): perh. an alt. suggested by probe …   English new terms dictionary

  • probang — pro·bang …   English syllables

  • probang — /ˈproʊbæŋ/ (say prohbang) noun a long, slender, elastic rod with a sponge, ball, or the like, at the end, formerly introduced into the oesophagus, etc., as for removing foreign bodies, or for introducing medication. {originally provang, blend of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • probang — n. Surgery a strip of flexible material with a sponge or button etc. at the end for introducing into the throat. Etymology: 17th c. (named provang by its inventor): orig. unkn., perh. alt. after probe …   Useful english dictionary

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