What is intubated?

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Intubation is a procedure in which a trained medical specialist inserts a tube into an internal or external opening or orifice.

Usually intubation refers to the placement of a breathing tube to secure an airway. The most common type of this intubation is endotracheal intubation. In this type of intubation, an ET (endotracheal) tube is passed through the mouth or nose and into the airway to allow air to be passed through to the lungs. This can be done by "bagging," the use of a medical airbag to infuse air, or by mechanical ventilation in which the patient is hooked to a machine (ventilator) which passes air into the lungs by presets on the machine.

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It means "to stick a tube in something", usually a living thing, to provide air, fluids, or drain the same.

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