intubation

noun
in·​tu·​ba·​tion | \ ˌin-(ˌ)tü-ˈbā-shən How to pronounce intubation (audio) , -(ˌ)tyü-, -tə- \

Definition of intubation

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

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Other Words from intubation

intubate \ ˈin-​(ˌ)tü-​ˌbāt How to pronounce intubation (audio) , -​(ˌ)tyü-​ , -​tə-​ \ transitive verb

Examples of intubation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Queiroga told reporters this week that the decrease in hospitalizations has eased demand for oxygen and sedatives for intubation. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2021 El Salvador donated 10,000 doses of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, which is used in COVID-19 patients who require intubation. Marcos Aleman, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 The number of patients needing intubation kept rising; often, she was startled by the speed with which their breathing declined. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 20 Apr. 2021 As a result of the encephalitis and intubation, Lauren's vocal cords were damaged, requiring surgery to help repair them. Sarah Lemire, Health.com, 25 June 2021 Rarely, extremely sick individuals might require supplemental oxygen or intubation and ventilation for a few days. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 June 2021 Queiroga told reporters this week that the decrease in hospitalizations has eased demand for oxygen and sedatives for intubation. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Apr. 2021 Queiroga told reporters this week that the decrease in hospitalizations has eased demand for oxygen and sedatives for intubation. David Biller, Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Many hospitals warn about the risk of shortages of oxygen and sedatives for intubation. Michelle R. Smith, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of intubation

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intubation was in 1887

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“Intubation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intubation. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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intubation

noun
in·​tu·​ba·​tion | \ ˌin-(ˌ)t(y)ü-ˈbā-shən How to pronounce intubation (audio) , -tə- How to pronounce intubation (audio) \

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 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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