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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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Instead of using face mask, we used endotracheal tube as an interface between patient and the machine.
Pilot study to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography in confirming endotracheal tube placement.
Based on this, the objective of this study was to determine the length of optimum insertion of the endotracheal tube based on height for patients undergoing surgical procedures using intubation in two local tertiary hospitals.
The heat and moisture exchanger is attached between the endotracheal tube and the ventilator hose, which is connected to the ventilation machine.
The objectives of this study were to compare the ease of use safety in airway maintenance and recovery using either reinforced laryngeal mask airway or endotracheal tube intubation in adult tonsillectomy.
Endotracheal tube cuff pressure in three hospitals, and the volume required to produce an appropriate cuff pressure.
Smooth extubation : deep extubation/deep extubation + LMA/extubation with IV lidocaine and endotracheal tube untaped before the patient starts swallowing (untaped tube would allow the tracheal tube to move with larynx during swallowing).
Since anaesthetists regularly perform ET intubation and teach this skill to other specialties they must appreciate and recognise the morbidity and potential complications associated with endotracheal tube cuff overinflation, and become more comfortable with measuring ET tube cuff pressures.
By the time the endotracheal tube was reinserted into the trachea, the infant had suffered a prolonged period of hypoxia.