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passage of a tube through the nose, mouth, or a tracheotomy into the trachea for maintenance of patency of the airway.
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tra·che·al in·tu·ba·tion(trākē-ăl intū-bāshŭn)
Passage of a tube through nose, mouth, or tracheotomy to maintain a patent airway.
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