Exsufflation
Exsufflation Ex`suf*fla"tion, n. [Cf. LL. exsufflatio.] 1. A blast from beneath. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccles.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Physiol.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Exsufflation — is a strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs. Airway secretions can be cleared with manual and mechanical exsufflation. Mechanical insufflation exsufflation devices (also known as In Exsufflator, Cofflator, and cough machine) alternate… …   Wikipedia

  • exsufflation — [ɛksyflɑsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. Déb. XVIIe; exsufflacion, XVIe; rare av. 1891, Huysmans; bas lat. exsufflatio, de exsufflare, de ex, et sufflare. → Souffler. ❖ ♦ Didactique. 1 (XVIe). Action de chasser en soufflant. || Exorcisme par exsufflation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exsufflation — ˌeksəˈflāshən noun Etymology: Late Latin exsufflation , exsufflatio, from exsufflatus (past participle of exsufflare to blow away, from Latin ex ex (I) + sufflare to inflate, blow upon) + Latin ion , io ion more at sufflate 1. : the action of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • exsufflation — n. the forcible removal of secretions from the air passages by some form of suction apparatus. * * * ex·suf·fla·tion (ek″sə flaґshən) [ex + L. sufflatio a blowing up] the act of removing the air from a cavity by artificial or… …   Medical dictionary

  • exsufflation — (èk su ffla sion) s. f. Action de chasser en soufflant. •   Dès son commencement, elle [l Église] a montré par ses exorcismes et par ses exsufflations, qu elle connaissait le péché originel dans les petits enfants, BOSSUET Var. 1re instr. past. § …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • exsufflation — ex·suf·fla·tion …   English syllables

  • exsufflation — n. the forcible removal of secretions from the air passages by some form of suction apparatus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Экссуфляция (Exsufflation) — принудительное удаление секрета из дыхательных путей с помощью специального отсоса.ЭКСТАЗ (ecstasy) чувство крайнего благополучия и полного блаженства. Данный термин применяется особенно для описания состояний транса, доминирующих у глубоко… …   Медицинские термины

  • ЭКССУФЛЯЦИЯ — (exsufflation) принудительное удаление секрета из дыхательных путей с помощью специального отсоса …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Insufflation — (Latin insufflatio blowing on or into ) is the practice of inhaling substances into a body cavity. Insufflation has limited medical use, but is a common route of administration with many respiratory drugs used to treat conditions in the lungs… …   Wikipedia

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