open drainage n.
The admittance of air into a wound or cavity to facilitate drainage.
- Open drop anesthesia
open drop anesthesia n. Inhalation anesthesia using the open drop technique.
- Open drop technique
open drop technique n. A technique for producing inhalation anesthesia in which drops of a liquid anesthetic, such as ether, are placed on a gauze mask or cone applied over the mouth and nose.
[oh-puh n] /ˈoʊ pən/ adjective 1. not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night. 2. (of a door, gate, window sash, or the like) set so as to permit passage through the […]
[oh-puh n-end] /ˈoʊ pənˈɛnd/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like an . 2. (def 2).