- placed or passing within the trachea: an endotracheal tube.
Origin of endotracheal
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Examples from the Web for endotracheal
I believe we were to where the endotracheal tube had been inserted.
It was apparent that respirations were ineffective, even with the use of the endotracheal tube and oxygen.
I assisted in withdrawing the endotracheal tube from the throat as Dr. Perry was then ready to insert the tracheotomy tube.
Dr. Carrico had just introduced an endotracheal tube, I'm very proud of him for this because it's not as easy as it sounds.
The only thing—it was covered with the endotracheal tube—I did not really pay attention to it.
- Within or passing through the trachea.
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