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bolus

(ˈboləs)
n. a physician. (From the Latin name for a pill.) The bolus kept trying to get me to lose weight.
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It remains uncertain if PIEB improves labor pain relief or reduces requirements for manual supplementary epidural boluses compared to PIEB.
Additional boluses of the same drug were given in post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) to treat breakthrough pain; they were repeated till VAS score returned to <3.
16% with fentanyl 1 microgram/ml) Perfusion 10 8 8 (ml/h) Additional No 2 (8 ml 1 (9 ml boluses ropivacaine lidocaine 2%) 0.
However a third management tweak - the use of trace element boluses - has made little difference to his scanning percentages.
Oesophageal food boluses as well as their extraction can result in complications [11-13].
However, the available data suggests that slow, small boluses of oxytocin in combination with uterine massage are likely to be effective.
Pinder et al12 studied the haemodynamic effects of boluses of oxytocin, 5 and 10 u, in 34 women having Caesarean section under spinal anesthesia.
2008) on the concentrate mix-rice straw feeding system showed that ruminating time, number of boluses and chewing movements, and feed value index (FVI) were slightly lower when small particles of spent mushroom substrates were fed compared with long particles of rice straw, but that the eating, ruminating and chewing efficiencies were higher than when only rice straw was fed.
SAN ANTONIO -- Providing epidural anesthesia in programmed boluses of higher volume with a longer duration between doses decreased total anesthetic consumption and variability without decreasing patient satisfaction in a randomized, controlled, double-blinded study of 180 laboring women.
Geological Survey (Bird Banding Laboratory), as well as documentation of chick growth and diet as indicated by analysis of food boluses brought to nestlings; adult body weight and molt were also studied.
The patient is tested against a recommended protocol involving the use of varying quantities and viscosities of liquid and solid boluses.
This strategy, in which a basal dose of long-acting insulin--typically given at bedtime--is accompanied by boluses of short-acting insulin at mealtimes, (1,10-12) follows the normal physiological release of insulin (FIGURE 1).
THIS week has been turnout time for some nine-month-old calves, which means the annual ritual of dosing them with long-acting boluses to protect against worm infestation during the summer months.
reported that pharyngeal response time, laryngeal elevation, and laryngeal closure have been significantly shortened by 1 mL cold boluses in patients with mildly dysphagic stroke [16].