Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Trach tube

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

noun

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


Supplement

The trach tube may be made by metal or plastic, and functions similar to a windpipe, which allows the individual to breath through.


Word origin: abbreviation for tracheotomy + tube

Synonym:

See also: tracheotomy"