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insufflation

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noun in·suf·fla·tion \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, in-ˌsə-ˈflā-\

Definition of insufflation

  1. :  an act or the action of blowing on, into, or in: as a :  a Christian ceremonial rite of exorcism performed by breathing on a person b :  the act of blowing something (as a gas, powder, or vapor) into a body cavity

in·suf·flate play \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflāt, in-ˈsə-ˌflāt\ transitive verb
in·suf·fla·tor play \-ˌflā-tər\ noun


Origin of insufflation

Middle English insufflacion, from Late Latin insufflation-, insufflatio, from insufflare to blow upon, from Latin in- + sufflare to inflate, from sub- + flare to blow — more at blow


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

insufflation

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noun in·suf·fla·tion \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, in-ˌsəf-ˈlā-\

Medical Definition of insufflation

  1. :  the act of blowing something (as a drug in powdered form) into a body cavity; specifically :  the introduction of a flow of gas into a body cavity <oxygen for tracheal gas insufflation> <abdominal insufflation with carbon dioxide>

  2. in·suf·flate \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflāt, in-ˈsəf-ˌlāt\play play transitive verb




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