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Sengstaken-Blakemore tube

Pronunciation: sehg'sta'ken blak'mor

Definition: a tube with three lumens, one for drainage of the stomach and two for inflation of attached gastric and esophageal balloons; used for emergency treatment of bleeding esophageal varices.

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