- to insert a tube into (the larynx or the like).
- to treat by inserting a tube, as into the larynx.
Origin of intubate
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Historical Examples of intubation
His conduct with regard to the teaching of intubation was especially admirable.Makers of Modern Medicine
James J. Walsh
In cases treated by intubation only, the results are excellent, namely, death in 10.4%.
(iii) In chronic stenosis, intubation is now extensively employed.
Intubation, or the passage of a cannula through a stricture, is referred to later.
Intubation or tracheotomy may be called for on account of sudden urgent dyspnœa or of increasing stenosis.
- (tr) med to insert a tube or cannula into (a hollow organ); cannulate
Word Origin and History for intubation
- To insert a tube into a hollow organ or body passage.