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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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The Gibbons Endoscopic line features the use of radiolucent thermoplastic to allow the maximum number of reuses for each cannula," Gibbons said.
Cannulas should be highly considered in any deep tissue compartment, but especially in more advanced injection technique areas, such as the nasal dorsum.
Each SkyOx system comes with Oxymizer cannulas and one mask.
Different needles used were 18G and 16G cannula, 18G and 16G spinal needles and 21G syringe needles.
It is when the possibility of mid-dialysis infiltration from the steel needles in these immature fistulas, the new dialysis cannulas have shown success.
Cannulas are inserted into the vein to allow intravenous medicines and fluids to be given.
The ability for each elastomeric cannula to self-adjust to the patient's abdominal wall thickness to anchor the cannula in place and to provide operative maneuverability.
of Georgia, USA, introduces Speak-EZ Cannula, a tracheal cannula with a self-contained, ultra-low-resistance, one-way valve, This device, used to maintain the potency of a tracheostomy, allows a patient to speak without physically occluding the stoma.
in Tennessee demonstrated his innovative vibrating cannula by plunging it into a 10-pound ham.
1) medical cannulas or suction tubes and accessories (50 Unit)