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Meaning of nasal cannula by Wiktionary Dictionary

nasal cannula


    From Latin cannula ( “small or low reed” ), diminutive of canna ( “cane, reed” ), from Ancient Greek κάννα ( kanna, “reed” ) .


    cannula ( plural: cannulas )

    1. ( medicine ) A tube inserted in the body to drain or inject fluid .
    2. ( aviation ) A hose or tube that connects directly to an oxygen ( O2 ) bottle/source from the user's nose, commonly used by aircraft pilots or others needing direct oxygen breathing apparatus .

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