Entry from British & World English dictionary
- After exsufflation, secretions and mucus plugs are carried into the mouth and facemask.
- A useful alternative to tracheal suctioning is the intervention provided by mechanical exsufflation.
- Any delay in exsufflation and treatment can prove to be fatal.
- The deflation starts simultaneously in both lungs, but after half a second, a limited exsufflation, a trapping slowly develops.
- After exsufflation of about 260 ml of air the pressure became negative.
- The maximum flow reached during the exsufflation was analyzed.
- In exsufflation the devil is blown out who holds the little one guilty by infection of sin.
- The Church would neither exorcise the children of the faithful nor subject them to the rite of exsufflation.
- Luther retained the customary prebaptismal ceremonies of exsufflation, the giving of salt, and anointing.
Early 16th century: late Latin, from the verb exsufflare, from ex- 'out' + sufflare 'to blow'.
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