medical Definition of intubate
- I had trained in the intensive care unit. I could start a central line, intubate a patient in respiratory failure, and insert a pacemaker.
- —Margaret Seton, The New England Journal of Medicine, 29 Sept. 2011
- I'm very nervous, because I haven't intubated many children and I'm not sure how big she is or what size endotracheal tube I'll need.
- —Valerie Norton, in Emergency!, 1996
- Twenty consecutive pediatric patients … whose tracheas had been intubated for various causes of respiratory failure, and who had received a CT scan, were included in our study.
- —Kevin R. Bock et al., Chest, 1 Aug. 2000