tracheal gas 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.

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.

tracheal gas insufflation

A ventilatory technique to reduce accumulated carbon dioxide in the central airways and improve alveolar ventilation while decreasing ventilatory pressures and tidal volumes. Gas may be injected either continuously or through a catheter into the airways during a specific phase of the respiratory cycle.
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