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- n. A medical instrument that measures carbon dioxide levels in the exhaled air of patients on ventilators or under anesthesia.
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It's also unclear how easily people can do the breathing retraining on their own without a capnometer, which isn't commercially available.
A hand-held device called a capnometer measures the amount of CO2 exhaled.
Using a capnometer, a machine typically used in hospitals to measure patients' vital signs, patients are taught how to monitor their carbon dioxide and oxygen levels so they can see if they are successfully raising their carbon dioxide levels.
The CART patients spent the same amount of time learning to alter their breathing while using a capnometer, a device that measured their carbon dioxide levels, oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing rate.
Individuals only need to use the capnometer in the training phase of the treatment.
The cognitive-training patients also had their physiological measurements taken with a capnometer, but they did not see or discuss the results.