Definition of Cannula

1. Noun. A small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication.

Generic synonyms: Tube, Tubing
Derivative terms: Cannular, Cannulate



Definition of Cannula

1. n. A small tube of metal, wood, or India rubber, used for various purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing fluids. It is usually associated with a trocar.

Definition of Cannula

1. Noun. (medicine) A tube inserted in the body to drain or inject fluid. ¹

2. Noun. (aviation) A hose or tube that connects directly to an oxygen (O2) bottle/source from the user's nose, commonly used by aircraft pilots or others needing direct oxygen breathing apparatus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cannula

1. a tube inserted into a bodily cavity [n -LAS or -LAE] : CANNULAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Cannula

1. A tube for insertion into a duct or cavity, during insertion its lumen is usually occupied by a trocar. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannula

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cannula (current term)
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Literary usage of Cannula

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"Another defect in the usual after-care is the neglect of ordinary cleanliness of the cannula and the wound. The inner cannula should be cleaned hourly or of ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Tracheotomy cannula in a Bronchus.—The dropping of an ill-cared- for tracheal cannula from electrolytic corrosion at the points of solder, where the contact ..."

3. Manual of operative surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1921)
"The skin is punctured and the cannula is forced into the vein. After the first joint entered vein, cannula i is withdrawn a distance of about one-half inch ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1879)
"The trocar and bulb-headed cannula required for the purpose of gradually ... The mouth end of each cannula should be armed with a small silver plate or ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1883)
"When the cannula is fairly in position, the trocar may be removed and an inner tube inserted. The instrument appears, as yet, to have been used only on the ..."

6. Experimental Pharmacology by Hugh McGuigan (1919)
"The other free end of the three-way cannula is connected in the same way with a ... Clotting is lessened in the three-way cannula by having a bulbous ..."

7. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"A cannula is introduced into the sinus venosus, and another into the ventricle through the aorta. Serum or dilute blood (or any other fluid which it may be ..."

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