Anaesthetic and Extracorporeal Gas Transfer

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Clarendon Press, 1989 - Medical - 274 pages
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This book presents a rigorous analysis of a wide range of gas transfer problems of common interest in anesthesia and intensive care. Oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide elimination are prerequisites of the maintenance of human life, and the judicious administration of anesthetic agents remains the primary means of achieving unconsciousness during surgical operations. The book discusses a wide range of equipment used in modern hospital practice to control these aspects of a patient's therapy. Many of the solutions are presented for the first time. This is the first text to cover the whole spectrum of gas transfer from single oxygen masks to artificial lungs in a form which is accessible to both clinicians and biomedical engineering students.

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0xygen and carbon dioxide transport in the body
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Medical breathing systems
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Anaesthetic vaporizers
87
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