anatomical dead space


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anatomical dead space

[‚an·ə′täm·ə·kəl ′ded ‚spās]
(anatomy)
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In our study, we believe that neither alterations in respiratory physiology nor the minimal changes in anatomical dead space appear to contribute to expedited liberation from mechanical ventilation.
Phase I consists of 100% oxygen returning from the larynx and pharynx and trachea and larger airways or anatomical dead space. Phase II is mixed oxygen and lung nitrogen.