Insufflation
Insufflation In`suf*fla"tion, n. [L. insuffatio: cf. F. insuffation. See {In-} in, and {Sufflation}.] The act of breathing on or into anything; especially: (a) (R. C. Ch.) The breathing upon a person in the sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a new spiritual life. (b) (Med.) The act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of the body. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • insufflation — [ ɛ̃syflasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1765; « action de souffler » XIVe; bas lat. insufflatio ♦ Méd., chir. Action d insuffler (une poudre, un liquide ou un gaz) dans une cavité du corps. Insufflation d air dans la plèvre d un tuberculeux (⇒ pneumothorax) . ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Insufflation — Insufflatiōn (lat.), Einblasung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Insufflation — Ventilation artificielle La ventilation artificielle, ou respiration artificielle, regroupe les méthodes de premiers secours et de médecine (anesthésie réanimation) utilisée pour apporter de l air ou du dioxygène (O2) aux poumons lorsque la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • insufflation — (in su fla sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Terme didactique. L action de souffler dans un organe ou dans une cavité quelconque un gaz, un liquide ou une substance pulvérulente. L insufflation d une poudre dans l oeil. L insufflation de l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • insufflation — noun Etymology: Middle English insufflacion, from Late Latin insufflation , insufflatio, from insufflare to blow upon, from Latin in + sufflare to inflate, from sub + flare to blow more at blow Date: 15th century an act or the action of blowing… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • INSUFFLATION — s. f. T. de Médec. Action d insuffler. Recourir à l insufflation …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • INSUFFLATION — n. f. T. de Médecine Action d’insuffler. Appareil d’insufflation …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • insufflation — 1. The act or process of insufflating. 2. SYN: inhalant (3). perirenal i. an obsolete technique involving injection of air or carbon dioxide about the kidneys for radiography of the adrenal glands. peritoneal i. the administrat …   Medical dictionary

  • insufflation — in·suf·fla·tion (ĭn sə flāʹshən) n. 1. The act or an instance of insufflating. 2. Ecclesiastical. A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized. * * * …   Universalium

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