insufflation


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in·suf·fla·tion

 (ĭn′sə-flā′shən)
n.
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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Hence insufflation pressures were raised to 15mmHg and a verees needle was inserted in left subcostal (Palmer's point) region.
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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.
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According to him, CO2 is being used in laparoscopic insufflation because the human body can eliminate the gas very quickly.