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Related to transtracheal oxygen: transtracheal catheter
Etymology: L, trans, across; Gk, tracheia, rough artery, oxys, sharp, genein, to produce
the administration of oxygen via a low-flow catheter inserted directly into the trachea. It is sometimes preferred to the administration of oxygen through a nasal cannula because there is limited loss of oxygen to the environment. Disadvantages include increased risk of infection.
Oxygen that is delivered to the lungs via a cannula placed directly into the trachea.See: transtracheal oxygenation
See also: oxygen