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Et

Abbreviation for ethyl.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ET

Abbreviation for endotracheal tube.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

endotracheal tube

(en?do-tra'ke-al) [? + ?],

ET

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CUFFED ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE
A catheter inserted into the trachea to provide or protect an airway. See: illustration Synonym: tracheal tube; intubation tube

CAUTION!

Although an ET is often thought to be the most secure and definitive airway, its use in emergencies may be complicated by misplacement (e.g., in the esophagus instead of in the trachea), displacement (e.g., during patient transport), or injury to the airway.

enterostomal therapist

(ĕn″tĕr-ŏs′tă-măl),

ET

An individual trained to teach patients proper methods of caring for an ostomy. The certification title is certified enterostomal therapy nurse (CETN).
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Enterostomal therapist (ET)

A specialized counselor, usually a registered nurse, who provides ostomy patients with education and counseling before the operation. After surgery, the ET helps the patient learn to take care of the stoma and appliance, and offers long-term emotional support.
Mentioned in: Enterostomy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about ET

Q. Are throat nodulars caused by second hand smoke, allergy drip, and reflux. Also can chlorine and rust in water

A. Throat nodules, or also known as - vocal cord nodules, are usually caused by maximum contact between the two vocal cords. The cause of these formations are usually strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. Persons who are often susceptible are those who use their voice constantly in a loud environment. Examples include teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, musicians and singers. I am not sure I understand the question about chlorine and rust in water, I don't think these factors have a connection to vocal cord nodules. Other throat nodules can be cause by smoking (not as much in second hand smoke), alcohol or chewed tobbacco use.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount? how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?

A. Yes, second hand (or passive) smoking is indeed a risk factor for lung cancer. How much? It depends both on the environment of the passive smoking (e.g. to how many smokers one is exposed) and on genetic factors. Don't know about threshold, but it seems that the more you avoid it the better.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount? how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?

A. thanks dominicus.. hope our short explanation can answer your question, chocolat?

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