Definition of insufflate in English:
1 Medicine Blow or breathe (air, vapour, or a powdered medicine) into or through a body cavity.
- Gas is insufflated through the catheter at various flow rates.
- Once gastric placement was confirmed, 500 to 1000 mL of air was insufflated and the tube was advanced.
- The gas then is insufflated into the vitreous cavity by a technique called gas/fluid exchange.
1.1Blow or breathe something into or through (a part of the body).
- The surgeon insufflates (ie, injects gas into) the child's abdomen with carbon dioxide until a pressure of 10 mm Hg is achieved to create pneumoperitoneum.
- They stacked the consecutively delivered air volumes, holding them with a closed glottis, until the lungs and chest walls were as deeply insufflated as possible.
- The surgeon places a 10-mm port in the umbilicus and insufflates the abdomen with carbon dioxide to 15 mm of pressure.
- Example sentences
- The overall success rate of air insufflation was greater than the overall success rate for metoclopramide.
- In 1774, a medical doctor described a maneuver used to occlude the ‘gullet’ by applying pressure to the cricoid cartilage for preventing stomach insufflation when resuscitating near-drowning victims.
- For patients not receiving narcotics, administering 10 mg of metoclopramide resulted in a higher success rate of postpyloric placement of feeding tubes than did air insufflation, although the difference was not significant.
Definition of insufflate in:
- US English dictionary
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