Intubation

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intubation

[‚in‚tü′bā·shən]
(medicine)
The introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to keep it open, especially into the larynx to ensure the passage of air.

Intubation

 

the introduction of a special tube into the larynx through the mouth for the purpose of eliminating respiratory disruption in burns, certain traumas, severe spasms of the larynx, laryngeal diphtheria, and acute, rapidly resolvable (for example, allergic) laryngeal edemas. Intubation may sometimes replace tracheotomy. In order to avoid the danger of asphyxiation, the tube is usually withdrawn and the patient transfers to normal respiration.

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