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[surf(ace)-act(ive) a(ge)nt] 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.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Surfactant." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant.
Surfactant. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant. Accessed November 21, 2019.
Surfactant. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant
Surfactant [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 21]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758025/all/surfactant.
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