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Definition of «Endotracheal tube»

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Endotracheal tube: A flexible plastic tube that is put in the mouth and then down into the trachea (the airway). The doctor inserts the tube under direct vision with the help of a laryngoscope. The procedure is called endotracheal intubation. The purpose is to ventilate the lungs.

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