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1. The act or an instance of insufflating.
2. Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized.
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Noun1.insufflation - (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
blowing - processing that involves blowing a gas
2.insufflation - an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
blow, puff - forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
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Insufflation increases the intra-abdominal pressure, leading to venous stasis as well as a further lowering in chest wall compliance and increased airway pressure (Ann.
Insufflation anaesthesia proved to be the most useful, with a narrow bore, rubber catheter passed into the pharynx, or occasionally with a laryngoscope into the trachea.
According to him, CO2 is being used in laparoscopic insufflation because the human body can eliminate the gas very quickly.
announced today that EIDIA entered into two separate agreements with medical equipment manufacturers Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and GE Healthcare Japan Corporation on April 2 for Japan sales of PROTOCO2L, a carbon dioxide insufflation system for CT (computed tomographic) colonography, and carbon dioxide insufflation tube PROTOCO2L Catheter Set (collectively referred to as "the Product"), both of which are currently marketed by EIDIA.
In its simplest form, the outline of the organs is achieved by pumping air into the abdominal cavity, known as tubal insufflation.
CHICAGO--Water infusion during the insertion phase of colonoscopy improved overall and proximal-colon adenoma detection rates by 11% Over standard air insufflation in a prospective randomized trial involving 368 patients.
We use an open technique to insert a glove balloon in order to open up the extra-peritoneal space before insertion of the laparoscope and further insufflation of carbon dioxide.
Subcutaneous carbon dioxide insufflation does not cause hypercarbia during endoscopic thyroidectomy.
Interventions: Pressures of 15, 30, and 40 cm H2O were cycled to each patient, with 2 s for insufflation and 3 s for exsufflation.
New chapters explore key topics such as ventilatory management for obstructive pulmonary disease, adult respiratory distress syndrome, NIPPV, tracheal gas insufflation, prone positioning, and liquid ventilation.
Mechanical insufflation takes place, which uses air under pressure to help separate the skin from the carcase.
The technique, known as insufflation, involves the use of compressed air injected into the lamb's thigh after slaughter to separate the skin from the flesh.