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 It was used in early fuel systems and has been replaced by barometric pressure control.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.