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removal of a previously inserted tube, such as an endotracheal tube, catheter, drain, or feeding tube, from an organ, orifice, or other body structure. See also intubation.
a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as purposeful removal of the endotracheal tube from the nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal airway. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.