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Tracheotomy tube

Definition

noun

A curved tube inserted into a stoma to keep the stoma unobstructed following tracheotomy procedure.


Supplement

The tracheotomy tube may be metal or plastic. It acts like a windpipe that allows the individual to breath through.


Word origin: tracheotomy + tube

Synonym:

See also: tracheotomy


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