insufflation

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insufflation

 [in″sŭ-fla´shun]
1. the blowing of a powder, vapor, or gas into a body cavity.
2. a drug administered by this method, especially a powder or aerosol carried into the respiratory passages.
perirenal insufflation injection of air around the kidney for radiologic examination of the adrenal glands.
tracheal gas insufflation continuous insufflation of a low flow of fresh gas to the distal endotracheal tube, believed capable of flushing out the anatomical dead space and thus reducing Paco2.
tubal insufflation Rubin's test.

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭf-lā'shŭn),
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (4)

insufflation

(ĭn′sə-flā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of insufflating.
2. Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized.

insufflation

Laparoscopy The process of injecting gas–room air, CO2, or NO2 via a machine into the abdominal cavity to create a tent to allow for the safe placement of trocars, visualization of the operative field, and manipulation of instruments used during the procedure. See Laparoscopic surgery.

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭ-flā'shŭn)
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (3) .

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭ-flā'shŭn)
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (3) .