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also can·u·la (kăn′yə-lə)
n. pl. can·nu·las or can·nu·lae(-lē′) also can·u·las or can·u·lae
A flexible tube, usually containing a trocar at one end, that is inserted into a bodily cavity, duct, or vessel to drain fluid or administer a substance such as a medication.

[Latin, diminutive of canna, reed; see cane.]


(ˈkænjʊlə) ,




n, pl -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
(Surgery) surgery a narrow tube for insertion into a bodily cavity, as for draining off fluid, introducing medication, etc
[C17: from Latin: a small reed, from canna a reed]


(ˈkæn yə lə)

n., pl. -las, -lae (-ˌli)
a metal tube for insertion into the body to draw off fluid or to introduce medication.
[1675–85; < New Latin, Latin: small reed =cann(a) cane + -ula -ule]
can′nu•lar, can′nu•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) adj.
can`nu•la′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannula - a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication
tube, tubing - conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


n pl <cannulae, cannuli> → Kanüle f


n. cánula, sonda, tubo que insertado en el cuerpo conduce o saca líquidos.


n cánula; nasal — cánula nasal, puntas nasales (Mex)
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The child's unstable painful breathing due to underlying lung and chest trauma, was supported by special support via high flow nasal cannula device.
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Neither is a headset that has earphones and a mic; each is a headset in the sense that it has a clear headband that goes over the user's head and has a boom that curves around the front of the user's face, supporting either a nasal cannula or oxygen diffuser.
Non-invasive nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) and high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy are increasingly being used in children with severe bronchiolitis, and may reduce the need for intubation.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market segments - Oxygen Masks, Resuscitators, Patient Interface, Nasal Cannula, Aerosol Masks, Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) Valves and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Barriers.
CMDHB CNS Joanne Clements received the second prize for her presentation as lead investigator for a randomised control trial investigating weaning preterm infants, using heated, humidified high-flow nasal cannula vs continuous positive airways pressure.
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A CPAP machine is a small compressor that sends a steady flow of air through a small mask or nasal cannula.
6[degrees]C, heart rate 104beats/min (regular), blood pressure 127/76mmHg, respiratory rate 28breaths/min, and oxygen saturation 94% while on 2L/min of oxygen via a nasal cannula.