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A surface-active agent that lowers surface tension, e.g., oils and various forms of detergents. Artificial surfactants may be given endotracheally to relieve respiratory distress.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Surfactant." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant.
Surfactant. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant. Accessed June 6, 2023.
Surfactant. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant
Surfactant [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 June 06]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant.
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