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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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Managing these conditions means taking more than 20 medications daily and using oxygen via nasal cannula during the day and CPAP at night.
Despite receiving 6 L of oxygen via nasal cannula at home, her oxygen saturation had fallen to 80% to 85%.
He was placed on the 3L/mi round-the-clock supplement via nasal cannula.
Another study comparing 15 l/minute of delivered oxygen through a Hudson mask and nasal cannula found that respiratory rate was lower when using the nasal cannula (25).
The initial heart rate was 92 beats/minutes, blood pressure 80/40 mm Hg, respirations 18/min, oxygen saturation 98% on 2 liter nasal cannula, and temperature 37.
It is the only device that provides AHI, RDI, ODI based on actual sleep time and sleep states without a cumbersome nasal cannula or belt around the chest.
The patient is connected to the device via an external nasal cannula and asked to breathe normally.
The nasal cannula from the oxygen machine was on Sylvia's lap.
Subject's respiration rate and CO2 were measured and recorded via a nasal cannula using the CapnoTrainer capnograph, during a series of 7 challenges, which were developed by a clinician.