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intubation

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noun in·tu·ba·tion \ˌin-(ˌ)tü-ˈbā-shən, -(ˌ)tyü-, -tə-\

Definition of intubation

  1. :  the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ (as the trachea)

intubate play \ˈin-(ˌ)tü-ˌbāt, -(ˌ)tyü-, -tə-\ transitive verb


1887

First Known Use of intubation

1887


Medical Dictionary

intubation

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noun in·tu·ba·tion \ˌin-(ˌ)t(y)ü-ˈbā-shən, -tə-\

Medical Definition of intubation

  1. :  the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ (as the trachea or intestine) to keep it open or restore its patency if obstructed <The patient's respiratory rate diminished, requiring intubation within 20 minutes after arrival to the emergency department.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 Sept. 1993> <That relieves me of the necessity of asking whether he has ever needed intubation—that extreme point where an asthmatic can no longer breathe for himself and needs a tube put down his airways so that a ventilator can do the work for him.—Perri Klass, Discover, April 1987>—compare extubation



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