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Definitions of O'BEIRNE'S EXPERIMENT
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An experiment made to determine the pathogenesis of strangulation of a hernia; a loop of intestine is passed through a hole in a thick sheet of paper; air or water is then injected into one end of the intestine and passes readily if slowly injected but is arrested at the loop of intestine if injected with force.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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