A long, flexible instrument, that is introduced into the urethra, esophagus, etc., to remove obstructions, or for the other purposes. It was originally made of waxed linen rolled into cylindrical form.
A long slender rod consisting of gelatin or some other substance that melts at the temperature of the body. It is impregnated with medicine, and designed for introduction into urethra, etc.
A flexible, tapered, tube-like instrument for enlarging tube-like organs.
A cylindrical instrument used for dilating tubular organs, such as the urethra or esophagus. (F. Bougie, an Algerian seaport from which candles were imported).
an Arabic word for candle lantern
A slender instrument, shaped like a cylinder. It is usually used for dilation.
A tapering or cylindrical instrument introduced into a tubular passage of the body, such as the oesophagus, for the purpose of dilating or narrowing