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Laminaria tent is-
1. Hygroscopic Osmotic Dilator
2. Rod shaped Steel Dilator
3. A cloth that is covered over the patient during the procedure.
4. None of these

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Hygroscopic Osmotic Dilator

Explanation

  • Laminaria tent is an osmotic dilator.

  •  It is mainly used to dilate the uterine cervix.
  • The mechanism is achieving swelling by absorption of fluid from surrounding tissue.

The material

  • Laminaria tent is a dehydrated, compressed, Chinese sea-weeds.
  • It is from a genus of Kelp.
  • It is sterilized by keeping it in absolute alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Usually, more than one tent is introduced to prevent dumping of the ends.

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