The process of removing a tube from a hollow organ or passageway, often from the airway. The opposite of extubation is intubation.
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Removal of a tube from an organ, structure, or orifice; specifically, removal of the tube after intubation. [L. ex, out, + tuba, tube]

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ex·tu·ba·tion .ek-.st(y)ü-'bā-shən n the removal of a tube esp. from the larynx after intubation called also detubation
ex·tu·bate ek-'st(y)ü-.bāt, 'ek-.st(y)ü- vt, -bat·ed; -bat·ing

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ex·tu·ba·tion (eks″too-baґshən) the removal of a previously inserted tube; called also detubation. Cf. decannulation.

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