Intubation/Intubate

Placement of a flexible plastic tube in the trachea to protect and support the airway and allow for mechanical or artificial respiration. This is usually done when the patient is asleep.

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Central Venous Catheter

A catheter passed through a large vein in the neck and ending in the thoracic vena cava. It is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse medications and IV solutions.

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