1. To direct a patient's interests, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside the self, to some definite aim or object.

2. To expose an organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for purposes of physiologic experiment, e.g., fixation of a segment of bowel with blood supply intact to the outer aspect of the abdominal wall.

(05 Mar 2000)

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