intubation

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

Definition of intubation

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

intubate

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

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First Known Use of intubation

1887


Medical Dictionary

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
  • The patient's respiratory rate diminished, requiring intubation within 20 minutes after arrival to the emergency department.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association15 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 KlassDiscoverApril 1987
— compare extubation

Illustration of intubation


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