exsufflation


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exsufflation

(ĕk″sŭ-flā′shŭn) [″ + sufflatio, blown up]
Forceful expulsion of air from a cavity by artificial means, such as use of a mechanical exsufflator. Exsufflation is often used to simulate a cough and remove secretions from the airway.

exsufflation (ek´suflā´shən),

n the forced discharge of the breath.
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Chatwin M, Simonds AK (2009) The addition of mechanical insufflation/ exsufflation shortens airway-clearance sessions in neuromuscular patients with chest infection.
1989, would make for a stupefying pairing with another work by Lamer, Every Artist Gave a Breath (Graz '88), 1988, created for a group show in which the exhibiting artists inoculated a single culture with their breath: The accumulated exsufflations turned it black.