Definition of Endotracheal tube
1. 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.
Medical Definition of Endotracheal tube
1. A flexible tube inserted nasally, orally, or through a tracheotomy into the trachea to provide an airway, as in tracheal intubation. Synonym: endotracheal tube, intratracheal tube. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Endotracheal tube
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1. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Airway obstruction can occur because of positioning of the animal, secretions in the trachea, or misplacement of the endotracheal tube. ..."
2. A Light in the Midst of Darkness by Erik Loebl (2007)
"... only the heated wire comes in contact with the tissue. This unit is used to control bleeding during surgery. Endotracheal (tube) - A breathing ..."