intubate

[in-too-beyt, -tyoo-]
verb (used with object), intubated, intubating. Medicine/Medical.
1.
to insert a tube into (the larynx or the like).
2.
to treat by inserting a tube, as into the larynx.

Origin:
1605–15; in-2 + tubate

intubation, noun
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intubate (ˈɪntjʊˌbeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) med to insert a tube or cannula into (a hollow organ); cannulate
 
intu'bation
 
n

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intubate in·tu·bate (ĭn'tōō-bāt', -tyōō-)
v. in·tu·bat·ed, in·tu·bat·ing, in·tu·bates
To insert a tube into a hollow organ or body passage.


in'tu·ba'tion n.
in'tu·ba'tion·al adj.
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Example sentences
When done methodically and well, bagging can keep a patient alive for as long as it takes to prepare for intubation.
But intubation requires sedation, and many sedating drugs can have unpredictable effects on such an unstable patient.
In some cases, intubation or tracheostomy may be needed.
Emergency intubation of patients in intensive care is a high-risk endeavour.
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