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Descriptor English: Intubation
Descriptor Spanish: Intubación
Descriptor Portuguese: Intubação
Descriptor French: Intubation
Entry term(s): Intubations
Tree number(s): E02.585
E05.497
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007440
Scope note: Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.
Annotation: for intubation procedures in disease, coordinate with disease /ther, not /surg; esophageal intubation = ESOPHAGUS + INTUBATION, not INTUBATION, GASTROINTESTINAL; esophageal obturator airway = ESOPHAGUS + INTUBATION /instrum
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 66
History Note: 66
Related: Chest Tubes MeSH
DeCS ID: 7601
Unique ID: D007440
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Intubation - Preferred
Concept UI M0011614
Scope note Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.
Preferred term Intubation
Entry term(s) Intubations



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