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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