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Standard spontaneous ventilation in children under anaesthesia.

McGill University
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  • Experimental Medicine.
  • Biology


The respiratory dead space may be defined as the space within the oro- nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx and tracheo-bronchial tree which does not participate in gas exchange. Even though the dead space is considered as not participating in respiratory gas exchange, it is important in that it serves as a functional buffer to protect against any unphysiological effects resulting from sudden changes in the nature of the gas breathed. [...]

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