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heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system (HVAC system)

A mechanical system designed to satisfy the environmental conditions within an air-conditioned space, usually controlling the temperature, relative humidity, distribution and movement of air, and air cleanliness. Types of systems differ, but a basic system often includes an outside-air intake, chiller, preheater, dehumidifier, heating coil, humidifier, fans, duct-work, air outlets, and air terminals.
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Cannot intubate-cannot ventilate and difficult intubation strategies: results of a Canadian national survey.
On sunny days, ventilate the glasshouse or conservatory, to reduce the risk of fungal infections.
(17) Strong, sympathetic, collaborative, and present leadership; time to decompress and ventilate; and not having to provide the full armamentarium of critical care to patients with obviously terminal prognoses all are stress-reducing factors.
Lamb's motto for achieving healthy indoor air quality is "seal tight, ventilate right."