endotracheal intubation


The passage of a tube through the nose or mouth into the trachea for maintenance of the airway, as during the administration of anesthesia.

Nearby words

  1. endotoxemia,
  2. endotoxicosis,
  3. endotoxin,
  4. endotracheal,
  5. endotracheal anaesthesia,
  6. endotracheal tube,
  7. endotrachelitis,
  8. endotrophic,
  9. endotrophic mycorrhiza,
  10. endovasculitis

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