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intubate

transitive verb in·tu·bate \ ˈin-(ˌ)t(y)ü-ˌbāt , -tə- \

medical Definition of intubate

intubated; intubating
:to perform intubation on
  • 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 SetonThe New England Journal of Medicine29 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.Chest1 Aug. 2000

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