intubation

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

Definition of intubation

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

intubate

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

1887

First Known Use of intubation

1887


Medical Dictionary

intubation

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

Medical Definition of intubation

  1. :  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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