breathing bag


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breathing bag

[′brēth·iŋ ‚bag]
(engineering)
A component of a semiclosed-circuit breathing apparatus that mixes the gases to provide low breathing resistance.
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The ventilator that he introduced to Parkland Hospital in Dallas was named the Autohand, designed literally as "a pair of mechanical hands, which rhythmically squeeze the breathing bag and thus relieve the anaesthetist's hand during controlled respiration" (13).
However, the breathing bag lacks an assembled neck with a firm female adaptor that reinforces the neck internally to prevent leakage or detachment.