liquid ventilation

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liquid ventilation

an experimental means of ventilating lungs suffering from severe injury, through use of O2 and CO2 dissolved in perfluorocarbons in a liquid, thus (theoretically) decreasing the incidence of atelectasis and other problems.

liquid ventilation

A ventilatory technique used to treat both premature infants with surfactant-deficient lungs and adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
See also: ventilation
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Leland Clark, formerly vice president of research and development for SYBD, who pioneered the use of perfluorocarbons in liquid breathing and blood substitutes.
and Alliance have dismissed the arbitration proceeding filed in September 1998 following the termination of a license agreement for Alliance's liquid breathing product, LiquiVent(R).
Clark was the first to demonstrate the viability of using fluorocarbon for liquid breathing.
Clark was the first to demonstrate the viability of a liquid fluorocarbon for liquid breathing.