insufflation

noun in·suf·fla·tion \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən , in-ˌsə-ˈflā- \

Definition of insufflation

: an act or the action of blowing on, into, or in: such as
a : a Christian ceremonial rite of exorcism performed by breathing on a person
b medicine : the act of blowing something (such as a drug in powdered form) into a body cavity; specifically : the introduction of a flow of gas into a body cavity
  • abdominal insufflation with carbon dioxide

insufflate

play \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflāt, in-ˈsə-ˌflāt\ transitive verb

insufflator

play \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflā-tər\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

insufflation

noun in·suf·fla·tion \ ˌin(t)-sə-ˈflā-shən, in-ˌsəf-ˈlā- \

medical Definition of insufflation

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

insufflate

play \ˈin(t)-sə-ˌflāt, in-ˈsəf-ˌlāt\ transitive verb

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