(v. t.) To wash or rinse, as the mouth or throat, particular the latter, agitating the liquid (water or a medicinal preparation) by an expulsion of air from the lungs.
(v. t.) To warble; to sing as if gargling
(n.) A liquid, as water or some medicated preparation, used to cleanse the mouth and throat, especially for a medical effect.
(1) Oropharyngeal topical anesthesia with viscous lidocaine (25 ml of 2% as a "mouthwash and gargle" 10 min before laryngoscopy) attenuated the pressor but not heart rate (HR) response during laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.
(2) The gargle method was compared to a swab method and proved to be superior.
(3) As he breathed, he made screeching sounds and low-pitched gargles.
(4) Directigen FLU-A was 90% sensitive (95% confidence interval, 56 to 99.7%) with nasopharyngeal washes but only 39% sensitive (95% confidence interval, 17 to 64%) with pharyngeal gargles (P = 0.018) when used with samples containing similar amounts of infectious virus (50% tissue culture infective dose, 1.0 to 4.5).
(5) Twenty patients (76.9%) frequently suffered from stomatitis despite the gargling.
(6) The drug has been administered as a gargle or in applications 3-4 min 4-5 times daily for 10-12 days.
(7) Lidocaine solution (4 percent) was used for gargling, for spraying the palate and oropharynx with an atomizer, and for nebulization with an air-powered nebulizer (mean total dose, 1,682 mg) and 2 percent lidocaine (Xylocaine) jelly for anesthetizing nasal passages.
(8) When I have a sore throat they prefer that I have a salt gargle than a Strepsil.
(9) The increased rate of Gram-negative bacillary isolation from gargle specimens during CMV infections was not a function of type of immunosuppressive agents used, rejection episodes, antibiotic administration, concomitant hepatitis B, Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus, or herpes simplex virus infections, or alterations in salivary fibronectin concentrations.
(10) Group A received 39 ml of viscous lidocaine gargle (2%) diluted with 15 ml of tap water.
(11) Quantitative cultures of saline gargles showed pharyngeal Gram-negative bacilli to be significantly (P less than .05) more prevalent among alcoholics (35%) and diabetics (36%) but not epileptics (17%) or addicts (20%) than controls (18%).
(12) On one occasion in both studies subjects used a gargling procedure to remove drug which had been deposited in the mouth and oropharynx.
(13) Nasopharyngeal washes and pharyngeal gargles were used to determine the effectiveness of the assay as applied to different types of routinely collected clinical samples.
(14) And bizarrely so, given the time it takes to queue in coffee shops while the machine endlessly hisses and gargles for each customer.
(15) Gargling and expectorating a solution containing phenol had a significantly greater anesthetic effect on the mucous membranes of the oropharynx than spraying and swallowing, which, in turn, had a greater effect than drinking the solution.
(16) Since therapeutic aerosols delivered by metered dose inhaler (MDI) are preferentially deposited in the mouth and pharynx, we wished to determine whether mouth rinsing and gargling with water might reduce the magnitude of such side effects by partially removing oral and pharyngeal drug residues.
(17) In an attempt to associate oropharyngeal excretion of Epstein-Barr (EB) virus with lymphoproliferative disorders other than infectious mononucleosis, we tested throat gargles collected from adult subjects for the EB virus.
(18) Therefore, in the second year they were instructed to use the gargle solution at a higher concentration (30-fold dilution).
(19) Here are some of Philip’s famous phrases: “What do you gargle with, pebbles?” (speaking to the singer Tom Jones after the 1969 Royal Variety Performance) “I declare this thing open, whatever it is.” (on a visit to Canada in 1969) “Everybody was saying we must have more leisure.
(20) From November 1987 to October 1990, we investigated the efficacy of povidine iodine gargle solution (Isodine Gargle) for preventing stomatitis in 26 patients (19 males and 7 females; mean age 53.2 years) with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).
(v. i.) To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current, as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
(n.) The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles."
(1) A gurgling loaf with a sheepdog's haircut and a repertoire of Latin bum jokes.
(2) The gurgling noise was caused by the gastroesophageal reflux of gas and the pain was associated with profound esophageal distention.
(3) For those not familiar with the Big-Phil-Little-Ney dynamic in the flesh, Brazil’s first press conference on the eve of the tournament was intriguing, so gurglingly affectionate are the pair of them in public.
(4) Are there really "nine sleeps 'til new Who" you gurgling oaf?
(5) I woke to one of the world's most exceptional views: the Ponte Vecchio in one direction, the Uffizi in the other, with the Arno gurgling by just inches away.
(6) [LAUGH] Your shaggy limbs and the bristling hair on your forearms Suggest a fierce male virtue [CHUCKLE]; but the surgeon called in to lance your swollen piles [BIG LAUGH] dissolves in laughter [GURGLE] at the sight of that well-smoothed passage [ROAR].
(7) When all the pretty dancing lights went on Hannah smiled, gurgled and followed them perfectly with both eyes.
(8) 7.37pm BST "Before seeing your bit about Rafa lifting the trophy and flipping Vs at the Chelsea fans, I'd spent the afternoon trying to imagine a scenario where Benitez gets to 'win' but Chelsea and their fans don't get to boast about having two European trophies," gurgles Alistair Mackay.
(9) One track, Ultra Thizz, has fans on Soundcloud posting things like "head asplode" and "skull fukt" thanks to its onslaught of mangled chipmunk vocals, ricocheting synth stabs, rapidly accelerating rhythms and gurgling bass.
(10) I hate the sin but ah love the sinner," honked the freshly convicted Fiz, face sodden with snot, and with a final grimace of embarrassment John Stape gurgled his last, his newly bearded soul presumably passing through purgatory's rigorous decontamination process before ascending to the Dead Soap Bastard sty in the sky.
(11) He told the Guardian that “gurgling and choking” noises could be heard, but he couldn’t see from where.
(12) Our longest placement, and far too gorgeous to have ever been a blood relation, Ben's dark eyes, cherubic hair and gurgling giggle masked an array of health problems that meant that life for those 18 months was an endless round of hospital visits, as the house overflowed with specialist equipment.
(13) It could never be too salty for me, madam,” Turner gurgles suggestively.
(14) Rewind an hour, before the dash to Palin, and here he is, the Great Linneck, downstairs in the stucco splendour of the Royal Institute of British Architects building in London, attentive, polite and always on the verge of that familiar gurgling laugh.
(15) All the canvases feature babies: gurgling smiles, downy hair, chubby wrists.
(16) All 14 cases, with the exception of one Yapese, were previously healthy, male Filipinos, aged 23 to 55, who were either found dead in bed, or described by their colleagues as having nocturnal seizure activity consisting of gurgling, frothing, and tongue biting immediately prior to death.
(17) "That's all me, baby – I drank a lot of coffee that day," she trills in her Minnie Mouse-ish voice, halfway between a giggle and a gurgle.
(18) Though they chose not to be filmed, Emma speaks to me on the phone, the soft gurgle of her now one-year-old daughter just audible.
(19) Women and children play behind the high mud walls of the old houses, the men thresh the wheat, teenagers pick walnuts and the water coming straight off the snowy mountains high above the village gurgles through the irrigation canals.
(20) Review of medical records of 78 horses admitted to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals with dorsal displacement of the soft palate revealed 94% of these horses to have evidence of an intermittent abnormal "gurgling" respiratory noise at the time of exercise.