\bˈa͡ʊd͡ʒi], \bˈaʊdʒi], \b_ˈaʊ_dʒ_i]\
Definitions of BOUGIE, MEDICATED
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Has the addition of some escharotic or other substance to destroy the obstacle; as in the Caustic Bougie, (F.) B. cauterisante, B. armee, B. emplastigue. which has a small portion of Lunar Caustic or Common Caustic inserted in its extremity. Ducamp has recommended a Bougie, which swells out near its extremity, for the better dilating of the urethra. This he calls B. a ventre. The metallic Bougie, invented by Smyth, is a composition of metal, allowing of great flexibility; and a hollow Bougie is one with a channel running through it, to be used in the same manner as the catheter, or otherwise.
By Robley Dunglison