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Miller-Abbott tube


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(mil-er ab-ŏt)

a double-channel rubber tube used to relieve obstruction of the small intestine. One channel terminates in a balloon that is inflated when the tube reaches the duodenum; the other is used for suction of the obstructing material. [T. G. Miller (1886–1981) and W. O. Abbott (1902–43), US physicians]

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