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Intubation

MeSH ID: D007440

DEFINITION: Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.

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adverse effects [Q000009] ; classification [Q000145] ; contraindications [Q000744] ; economics [Q000191] ; ethics [Q000941] ; history [Q000266] ; instrumentation [Q000295] ; methods [Q000379] ; mortality [Q000401] ; nursing [Q000451] ; psychology [Q000523] ; standards [Q000592] ; statistics & numerical data [Q000706] ; trends [Q000639] ; utilization [Q000656] ; veterinary [Q000662]

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