laryngoscope

noun
la·​ryn·​go·​scope | \lə-ˈriŋ-gə-ˌskōp, -ˈrin-jə-\

Definition of laryngoscope 

: an endoscope for examining the interior of the larynx

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Other Words from laryngoscope

laryngoscopy \ˌler-​ən-​ˈgä-​skə-​pē, ˌla-​rən-​ \ noun

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First Choice Ingredients, a dairy flavor specialist with facilities in Germantown and Menomonee Falls, donated three video laryngoscopes to the department. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First Choice Ingredients donates video laryngoscopes to Menomonee Falls Fire Department," 25 Apr. 2018 The paramedics practiced the skill using the fire department’s new video laryngoscopes, which help them guide the breathing tube in the patient’s throat. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando paramedics use cadavers to practice skills," 6 June 2018 Studies have shown that video laryngoscopes help with successful placement of breathing tubes at a shorter time compared with the conventional methods. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando paramedics use cadavers to practice skills," 6 June 2018 For example, if choking, a laryngoscope can be inserted to view the obstruction and assist emergency response teams in clearing the airway. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First Choice Ingredients contributes to Menomonee Falls Fire Department’s life-saving efforts," 10 Apr. 2018 Firefighter and paramedic Lauren Moths demonstrates the Menomonee Falls Fire Department's latest tool: A video laryngoscope, which allows first responders to see into a patient's airway to more accurately insert a breathing tube. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First Choice Ingredients donates video laryngoscopes to Menomonee Falls Fire Department," 25 Apr. 2018 The laryngoscopes will be used in emergency response vehicles at Menomonee Falls Fire Department's Stations 1, 3 and 5. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "First Choice Ingredients contributes to Menomonee Falls Fire Department’s life-saving efforts," 10 Apr. 2018 The Hampshire Firefighters Association recently purchased a King Vision video laryngoscope with money from its memorial fund. Denise Moran, Elgin Courier-News, "Laryngoscope to help Hampshire firefighters on emergency calls," 1 May 2017 One emergency worker is using a hooked metal tool called a laryngoscope to insert a breathing tube. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, "As a Paramedic Mourns a Colleague, the Calls Don't Stop," 24 Mar. 2017

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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laryngoscope

noun
la·​ryn·​go·​scope | \lə-ˈriŋ-gə-ˌskōp also -ˈrin-jə-\

Medical Definition of laryngoscope 

: an endoscope for visually examining the interior of the larynx

Other Words from laryngoscope

laryngoscopic \-​ˌriŋ-​gə-​ˈskäp-​ik, -​ˌrin-​jə-​ \ or laryngoscopical \-​i-​kəl \ adjective
laryngoscopically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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