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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 authors routinely use longer cannulae (51 mm, 20-gauge Surflo, Terumo, Tokyo, Japan) for this reason, as we have observed that the average insertion distance until flashback tends to be longer than that seen when a palpation technique is used.
Insertion of intravenous cannulae is probably the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure.
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust has begun prescribing the insertion of cannulae - a small tube used for giving intravenous (IV) fluids.
On catheterization of the heart, LVAD, and cannulae, 3 of the 6 patients had inflow cannula valve regurgitation seen on LVAD angiography.
The flexible inner and outer cannulae work together to provide the best fit for unusual anatomies.
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Engineered to improve the critical link between the patient and extracorporeal circulation, PureFlex cannulae provide curved and straight tip options.
The TandemHeart cannulae are specially designed to accommodate various patient sizes and to permit appropriate flows at various pump speeds, which makes the TandemHeart System the most versatile cardiac-assist device available today.