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intubation

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

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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