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tube,

in electronics: see electron tubeelectron tube,
device consisting of a sealed enclosure in which electrons flow between electrodes separated either by a vacuum (in a vacuum tube) or by an ionized gas at low pressure (in a gas tube).
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Tube

A long, hollow cylinder, or other hollow shape; typically a flexible or thin-walled metal cylinder, as opposed to a pipe.

tube

[′tüb]
(biology)
A narrow channel within the body of an animal or plant.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A long cylindrical body with a hollow center used especially to convey fluid.
(geology)
A passage in a cave having smooth sides and an elliptical to nearly circular cross section.
(ordnance)
The main part of a gun, the cylindrical piece of metal surrounding the bore; tube is frequently used in referring to artillery weapons, and barrel is more frequently used in referring to small arms.

tube

1. A thin-walled pipe.
2.See lamp.

tube

1. Anatomy
b. any hollow cylindrical structure
2. Botany
a. the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
b. any other hollow structure in a plant
3. Brit the tube
a. an underground railway system
b. the tunnels through which the railway runs
c. the train itself
d. ™ the London underground railway system
4. Electronics
a. another name for valve
5. Surfing the cylindrical passage formed when a wave breaks and the crest tips forward

tube

(hardware)
A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie.

tube

(electronics)

tube

(jargon)
(IBM) To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. "Tube me that note."
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Pilot study to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound in confirming endotracheal tube placement.
Correlations between controlled endotracheal tube cuff pressure and postprocedural complications: A multicenter study.
On the other hand, feeding tubes tend to be smaller and more pliant than endotracheal tubes, and they cause less irritation and obstruction of the eustachian tube.
12) Overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff has been suggested as one possible cause of postintubation tracheal rupture in cats.
Bacterial attachment and proliferation on endotracheal tubes is a contributing factor in the occurrence of VAP in ICU patients," said David L.
In the early days of critical care, rubber endotracheal tubes were used with high-pressure, low-volume cuffs that inevitably transmitted a high pressure to the tracheal wall when inflated to occlusive pressures.
al Investigating the Failure to Aspirate subglottic secretions with EVAC Endotracheal Tube Oct 2007.
Airway injury and web formation may be prevented by the use of smaller endotracheal tubes and lowpressure cuffs.
In such cases, patients are usually repositioned from a semi-sitting position to a supine position to facilitate direct laryngoscopy and placement of an endotracheal tube using a Macintosh laryngoscope.
In the 1970s, Covidien introduced the Hi-Lo endotracheal tube.
The cuff of the endotracheal tube (ETT) has been implicated as the main cause of tracheal injury.