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- v. Present participle of cannulate.
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When otolaryngologists "irrigate the sinuses" it is done by performing a needle puncture into the sinus, or sometimes when possible by cannulating the middle meatus.
Used to lower brain temp. below that of general body temp. by cannulating carotid artery to 14 ◦ c while body temp. remains at 31-32 ◦ c.
The same undertrained and terrified woman who had trouble cannulating and had removed fluid from me through carelessness or inability to read or whatever.