absorption atelectasis


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absorption atelectasis

[əb′sȯrp·shən ‚ad·ə′lek·tə·sis]
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In order to prevent this problem, I think that the following procedures should be adopted: pay attention to the pressure values and times, as well as to concentrations in the gas mixtures that are applied during the recruitment manoeuvre; give these values in the studies reported; and to prevent absorption atelectasis, hold the oxygen concentration in the oxygen-gas mixtures at the lowest level possible.
We were careful to give both the control and intervention group the same concentration of inspired oxygen, however, so if absorption atelectasis did occur it is likely to have occurred in both groups.
Gas uptake from an unventilated area of lung: computer model of absorption atelectasis. J Appl Physiol 1993; 74:1107-1116.