la·​ryn·​go·​scope | \ lə-ˈriŋ-gə-ˌskōp How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) , -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 How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) , ˌla-​rən-​ \ noun

Examples of laryngoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the head of the bed, using a laryngoscope, a steel tool with a light at its end, a nurse anesthetist guided a tube almost 9 inches into the patient’s windpipe. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Spend a 20-hour day with the Parkland executive nurse juggling Dallas’ COVID surge and her own family," 6 Dec. 2020 The video shows Kenneth Remy, a critical care physician, fully dressed in personal protective equipment, looking down into the camera while holding a laryngoscope and an endotracheal tube — tools used in the intubation process. NBC News, "Nov. 24 Covid news: Vaccines seek approval; States extend restrictions and mask mandates," 25 Nov. 2020 The laryngoscope is removed and the tube is taped to the side of the face. USA Today, "How ventilators work and why COVID-19 patients need them to survive coronavirus," 10 Apr. 2020 Major hospitals such as Raja’s have disposable tips for their video laryngoscopes, allowing them to be quickly cleaned. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Not Just Ventilators: Staff Trained to Run Them Are in Short Supply," 8 Apr. 2020 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,, "Orlando paramedics use cadavers to practice skills," 6 June 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 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,, "Orlando paramedics use cadavers to practice skills," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of laryngoscope

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for laryngoscope

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The first known use of laryngoscope was in 1860

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“Laryngoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) , -​ˌrin-​jə-​ How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) \ or laryngoscopical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) \ adjective
laryngoscopically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce laryngoscope (audio) \ adverb

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