endotracheal tube

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endotracheal tube n.
A tube inserted into the trachea to provide a passageway for air. Also called tracheal tube.

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endotracheal tube

noun
a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents 
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