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[Fr. bougie, candle] A slender, flexible, tapered instrument used to explore and dilate tube-shaped organs, such as the male urethra or the esophagus.
PATIENT CARE Typically, a narrow diameter bougie is inserted into a stricture in the organ first, followed by instruments of larger and larger diameter until the organ's internal lumen expands.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Bougie." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733168/1/bougie.
Bougie. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733168/1/bougie. Accessed January 21, 2020.
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