barostat


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barostat

[′bar·ə‚stat]
(engineering)
A mechanism which maintains constant pressure inside a chamber.

barostat

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A fuel relief valve whose operation is controlled by the air intake air pressure. It was used in early fuel systems and has been replaced by barometric pressure control.
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Assessment of rectal compliance was performed with an electronic barostat and polyethylene bag, which is thought to be more accurate than a latex balloon and manual inflations used in clinical settings, Dr.
They used an electronic barostat to monitor the volume of air in the stomachs of 10 obese patients and 11 healthy volunteers.
The newly cleared Barostat software option extends the FDA cleared uses for the EndoFLIP system beyond measurements taken during gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery procedures, to now include pressure and dimension measurements taken in the esophagus and as an adjunct to other methods in the comprehensive evaluation of patients with symptoms consistent with esophageal sensory hypersensitivity.