One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Insert a tube into (a person or a body part, especially the trachea for ventilation)‘it is possible to intubate patients undergoing oral surgery in the hospital’
- ‘Because of severe dyspnea, he was intubated and given mechanical ventilatory support.’
- ‘In the event of failure to intubate the trachea or ventilate the patient's lungs with a bag and mask, insertion of a laryngeal mask airway should be attempted.’
- ‘But the ethics of teaching a junior doctor how to intubate someone, using a patient who was newly deceased, were different.’
- ‘He was intubated and transferred to intensive care, where he was ventilated for 10 days.’
- ‘The primary anesthesia care provider intubates the neonate using an appropriately sized oral RAE endotracheal tube.’
Late 19th century: from in- ‘into’ + Latin tuba ‘tube’ + -ate.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.