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Arthroscope

Instrument inserted into joint cavity to inspect contents

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Aspirator

Hollow instrument used to withdraw fluid, especially from body cavities, cysts, or joints

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Autoclave

Device used to sterilize instruments with pressurized, superheated steam

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Bistoury

Narrow-bladed surgical knife used to open abscesses & make small incisions

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Catheter

Tube inserted into narrow opening for removal or introduction of fluids

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Clamp

Surgical instrument used to compress part or close off opening

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Cord clamp

Flexible band used to compress part or close off opening

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Curette

Spoon-shaped instrument used to scrape tissue from body cavities

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Cystoscope

Instrument used to view interior of bladder

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Diathermy knife

Electrode-tipped blade used to coagulate tissue or small blood vessels

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Drain

Tube or wick used to draw fluid from body cavity to surface

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Drain tube

Tube used to drain fluid from inside body

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Endoscope

Slender, tubular instrument used for viewing & examining interior body parts

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Float

An instrument used to file or rasp a horse's premolar & molar teeth

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Fluoroscope

Fluorescent screen on which x-rays may be reviewed

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Forceps

Any of various instruments used to grasp & pull objects

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Hemostat

Device used to stop or prevent hemorrhaging

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Hypodermic

Needle & syringe used for injection under the skin

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Inhalant anesthesia

Anesthesia administered by inhaling

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Inhalator

Device that administers medicinal vapors

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Kymograph

Instrument that measures & records pulse pressure variations

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Lancet

Wide, two-edged, pointed surgical knife

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Ligature

Nylon, wire, or catgut tied around structure to prevent bleeding

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Local anesthesia

Anesthesia used to numb a specific area without causing loss of consciousness

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Nebulizer

Device that applies a fine mist

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Ophthalmoscope

Instrument that directs fine beams of light into eye to examine its interior

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Probe

Thin, flexible, metal rod with blunt end, used to explore cavities & wounds

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Proctoscope

Hollow, tube-shaped instrument for inspection of rectum

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Regional anesthesia

Anesthesia applied to a limb or an entire section of the body

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Respirator

Device inflating lungs with mixture of oxygen & air to maintain respiration