MURPHY'S BUTTON'S METHOD
\mˈɜːfiz bˈʌtənz mˈɛθəd], \mˈɜːfiz bˈʌtənz mˈɛθəd], \m_ˈɜː_f_i_z b_ˈʌ_t_ə_n_z m_ˈɛ_θ_ə_d]\
Definitions of MURPHY'S BUTTON'S METHOD
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(1) Treatment of peritonitis, after operation, by drainage from the lower part of the abdomen or the pelvis (this being favored by the Fowler position), and by continuous irrigation of the lower bowel with physiological saline solution, the irrigation being made so slowly as to secure the absorption of the fluid; (2) arterial suture by invagination of the ends of the vessel over a removable cylinder in two pieces.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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