endotracheal

adjective

en·​do·​tra·​che·​al ˌen-dō-ˈtrā-kē-əl How to pronounce endotracheal (audio)
1
: placed within the trachea see endotracheal tube
2
: applied or effected through the trachea
endotracheal intubation

Examples of endotracheal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Treatment could include supplemental oxygen, breathing treatments and in rare, severe cases, endotracheal intubation. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 14 July 2022 This includes placing a breathing tube (intubation of an endotracheal tube) and the use of a ventilator (also called respirator). Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 21 Sep. 2021 The video shows Kenneth Remy, a critical care physician, fully dressed in personal protective equipment, looking down into the camera while holding a laryngoscope and an endotracheal tube — tools used in the intubation process. NBC News, 25 Nov. 2020 All patients on a ventilator initially have air delivered to them via an endotracheal tube, which is inserted through the mouth and into the windpipe. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 22 Aug. 2020 By the turn of the twentieth century, better tools had evolved, so precise that physicians could not just see the cords but safely guide an endotracheal tube through them. Clayton Dalton, The New Yorker, 27 May 2020 Proning does come with some risks, such as pressure sores and dislodging of an endotracheal tube (a flexible plastic tube placed through the mouth and inserted into the windpipe to help a patient breathe), says Dr. Peled. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 21 Apr. 2020 The endotracheal tube is attached to the lines running to the mechanical ventilator. USA Today, 10 Apr. 2020 The endotracheal tube going into her mouth scraped her vocal chords, causing irreparable damage. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, 19 Oct. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of endotracheal was in 1892

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“Endotracheal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endotracheal. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

endotracheal

adjective
en·​do·​tra·​che·​al -ˈtrā-kē-əl How to pronounce endotracheal (audio)
1
: placed within the trachea see endotracheal tube
2
: applied or effected through the trachea
endotracheal anesthesia
endotracheal intubation
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