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Catheters, Nasopharyngeal, Oxygen Supply

Definition : Nasopharyngeal catheters designed for delivery of oxygen into the pharynx. These catheters typically consist of a soft plastic or rubber tube with an internal diameter of 2 to 4 mm that usually has end and side holes. Oxygen-supply nasal catheters are mostly used for short-term oxygen administration (e.g., in the immediate post-operative period or in critically ill patients).

Entry Terms : "Oxygen Catheters"

UMDC code : 18717

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