intubation


in·tu·ba·tion

noun \ˌin-(ˌ)tü-ˈbā-shən, -(ˌ)tyü-, -tə-\

Definition of INTUBATION

:  the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ (as the trachea)
in·tu·bate \ˈin-(ˌ)tü-ˌbāt, -(ˌ)tyü-, -tə-\ transitive verb

First Known Use of INTUBATION

1887

in·tu·ba·tion

noun \ˌin-(ˌ)t(y)ü-ˈbā-shən, -tə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INTUBATION

: the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ (as the trachea or intestine) to keep it open or restore its patency if obstructed—compare extubation

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