A straight swivel type item designed to allow the flexible connection between the patient's airway and the tubing. It is used to provide comfort and safety for the patient. This item is also used in breathing circuit tubing of a medical life support system. May include a male/female luer lock, seal ring, or snap ring with or without grooves.
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