nasal prong

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Camlearner

Senior Member
Khmer
Hi

In this phrase : Oxygen suppy by nasal prong to patients.
What does 'nasal prong' mean? Is it those 2 holes of human nose?

Thank you.
 
  • Tazzler

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    American English
    It's something put on patients to help them breathe. Run a Google search and you'll see pictures showing what a "nasal prong" looks like :)
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    The nasal cannula (NC) is a device used to deliver supplemental oxygen or airflow to a patient or person in need of respiratory help. This device consists of a plastic tube which fits behind the ears, and a set of two prongs which are placed in the nostrils. Oxygen flows from these prongs.

    Wikipedia.
     

    Camlearner

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thank you Tazzler and Copyright. Hi Copyright, so my oxygen prong device is the same to your nasal cannula device. :)
     
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