Intubation
The process of putting a tube into a hollow organ or passageway, often into the airway. The opposite of intubation is extubation.
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Insertion of a tubular device into a canal, hollow organ, or cavity; specifically, passage of an oro- or nasotracheal tube for anesthesia or for control of pulmonary ventilation. [L. in, in, + tuba, tube]
- altercursive i. rarely used term for diversion of secretion intermittently to the exterior from its normal destination, e.g., of the bile from the intestine.
- aqueductal i. insertion of a tube in the sylvian aqueduct to relieve atresia or narrowing of the aqueduct.
- blind nasotracheal i. passage of tube through the nose into the trachea without using a laryngoscope.
- endotracheal i. passage of a tube through the nose or mouth into the trachea for maintenance of the airway during anesthesia or for ventilatory support or for maintenance of an imperiled airway. SYN: intratracheal i..
- intratracheal i. SYN: endotracheal i..
- nasotracheal i. tracheal i. through the nose.
- orotracheal i. tracheal i. through the mouth.
- tracheal i. passage of a tube through the nose, mouth, or a tracheotomy into the trachea for maintenance of patency of the airway.

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in·tu·ba·tion .in-(.)t(y)ü-'bā-shən, -tə- n the introduction of a tube into a hollow organ (as the trachea or intestine) to keep it open or restore its patency if obstructed compare EXTUBATION

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n.
the introduction of a tube into part of the body for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment. Thus gastric intubation may be performed to remove a sample of the stomach contents for analysis or to administer drugs directly into the stomach. In endotracheal intubation an endotracheal tube is inserted through the mouth into the trachea to maintain an airway in an unconscious or anaesthetized patient. It requires expert knowledge for insertion, using a laryngoscope, and has a small cuff at the far end for inflation inside the trachea. It affords the best level of protection of the airway from vomitus.

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in·tu·ba·tion (in″too-baґshən) [L. in into + tuba tube] the insertion of a tube into a body canal or cavity; see also cannulation and catheterization.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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