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in·suf·flate

(in-sŭf'lāt),
To deliver air or gas under pressure to a cavity or chamber of the body; for instance, injection of carbon dioxide into the peritoneum to achieve pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopy and laparoscopic surgery.
[L. in-sufflo, to blow on or into]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

insufflate

(ĭn′sə-flāt′, ĭn-sŭf′lāt′)
tr.v. insuf·flated, insuf·flating, insuf·flates
1. To blow or breathe into or on.
2. To treat medically by blowing a powder, gas, or vapor into a bodily cavity.

in′suf·fla′tor n.
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in·suf·flate

(in'sŭ-flāt)
To blow air, gas, or fine powder into a cavity.
[L. in-sufflo, to blow on or into]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

insufflate

V.
1. To blow into or upon.
2. To treat by blowing a drug in powder, gaseous, or vaporous form into a body cavity.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·suf·flate

(in'sŭ-flāt)
To deliver air or gas under pressure to a body cavity or chamber.
[L. in-sufflo, to blow on or into]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The ObGyn blindly inserted the trocar instead of insufflating the abdomen with C[O.sub.2].
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The fact that many parents have never seen a physician use an insufflating otoscope is just one more example of the sad state of otoscopy in North America.
After insufflating carbon dioxide and camera insertion abdominal cavity was visualized, another 10 mm trocar was introduced in the epigastrium corresponding to inferior edge of liver under direct vision; and in the end, a trocar measuring 5 mm in size lateral to third port.
(1) Creation of working space with the help of insufflating inert gas like C[O.sub.2] is essential for lap cholecystectomy.
Insufflating air through the tube whilst auscultating the abdomen, and aspirating the tube for gastric secretions are inadequate methods to determine correct NGT placement.
Previous studies have shown that warming and humidifying C[O.sub.2] before insufflating a patient's abdomen reduces intraoperative hypothermia, referred shoulder tip pain, and postoperative recovery times.
Unfortunately, when a patient's abdomen is not insufflating properly, the most common response is for the surgeon to simply crank the dial on the insufflator to boost the flow If the problem seems to be happening a lot, he or she will run out and spend a small fortune on a new insufflator with "better" flow specs.