endotracheal tube

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Noun1.endotracheal tube - a catheter that is inserted into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to maintain an open air passage or to deliver oxygen or to permit the suctioning of mucus or to prevent aspiration of the stomach contents
catheter - a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
nasotracheal tube - a tube inserted into the trachea through the nose and pharynx; used to deliver oxygen
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At our hospital, we implemented sterile lavage to get a sterile sample by passing a catheter through the intratracheal tube within a protective catheter through the endotracheal tube within the proactive sleeve, which we push deep into the lung.