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physiologic dead space


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  • n. The volume of the conducting airways of the lung. This definition became inadequate once the alveolar dead space was described.
  • n. That volume of air in the lung which does not partake in gas exchange.
  • n. That volume of air in the lung that does not eliminate carbon dioxide, as defined functionally by the Bohr equation.
  • n. The sum of the anatomic plus the alveolar dead spaces.
  • n. The sum of the parallel and the serial dead spaces.


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