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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.
endotracheal extubation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as purposeful removal of the endotracheal tube from the nasopharynx or oropharyngeal airway.
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