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