1. (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
  2. an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
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How To Use insufflation In A Sentence

  • _Lung-mapping_ by a roentgenogram taken promptly after the bronchoscopic insufflation of bismuth subnitrate powder or the injection of a suspension of bismuth in liquid petrolatum is advisable in most cases of pulmonary abscess before beginning any kind of treatment. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
  • And still Ehomba continued his unnatural insufflation, until the last of the blackness had vanished, drawn deep down within himself. Carnivores of Light and Darkness
  • 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.
  • A moment later there was a soft, almost inaudible insufflation; the door stirred and moved outward perhaps six inches, then stopped. Destiny Narrowly Avoided
  • The insufflation tube appears to have been left out, and there are no drones to be seen. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
  • In addition to this capital defect, it is regrettable that it is necessary to shake the flask that contains the solution after every insufflation of air, and also that the play of the valves soon becomes imperfect. Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884
  • During the baptismal service the Satanic hosts, as originators of sin, vice, and maladies, were expelled by insufflation of the officiating clergyman, the sign of the cross, and the invocation of the Triune Deity. Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing
  • The first applications that he attempted related to the use of electricity in surgery, a wonderfully fecund branch, but one whose importance was scarcely suspected, notwithstanding the results already obtained through the application of the insufflation pile to galvano-cautery. Scientific American Supplement, No. 362, December 9, 1882
  • Carbon dioxide insufflation is one cause of hypothermia and is one contributing factor to thermal loss, along with irrigation, room temperature, exposed body surface, procedure length, and patient age and medical condition.
  • The pipes are of three kinds: (1) a simple valved insufflation tube or "blow-pipe," by means of which the performer fills the bag reservoir; (2) the "chaunter Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"
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