One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Situated or occurring within or performed by way of the trachea.‘an endotracheal tube’
- ‘One of the main reasons for treating patients in an intensive care unit is that they need ventilatory support, usually by sedation and endotracheal intubation.’
- ‘Patients with compromised airways and respiratory failure will require immediate endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation.’
- ‘If there is any concern over maintenance of ventilation, an endotracheal tube is place by the surgeon.’
- ‘Many of the survivors would also have died if there had been no endotracheal tube.’
- ‘He was anaesthetised and an endotracheal tube inserted, along with an internal stethoscope and temperature probe.’
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