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Etymology: L, aqua, water; Gk, kamara, something with an arched cover
either the anterior or the posterior chamber of the eye. The aqueous chambers contain the aqueous humor.
chamber(cham'ber) [Fr. chambre, ult. fr. Gr. kamara, vault]
A compartment or closed space.
altitude chamberLow-pressure chamber.
The space between the cornea and iris of the eye. See: posterior chamber
aqueous chamberAnterior chamber
Boyden chamberSee: Boyden chamber
A hollow device where intravenous fluids are collected before infusion into a patient.
An airtight enclosure strong enough to withstand high internal pressure. It is used to expose animals, humans, or an entire surgical team to increased air pressure.Synonym: pressure chamber See: hyperbaric oxygenation
A device used to measure radiation by equating ion production in a gas chamber with the intensity of an electrical charge.
An enclosure designed to simulate high altitudes by exposing humans or animals to low atmospheric pressure. Such studies are essential for simulated flights into the atmosphere and space.Synonym: altitude chamber
A hyperbaric chamber that supplies an enriched oxygen environment to a single person (or to a small child with a family member or nurse in attendance). It may be used to treat those suspected of severe carbon monoxide exposure.
A hyberbaric chamber that supplies an enriched oxygen environment to several patients who have suffered severe carbon monoxide exposure. All the patients wear their own masks and have their own oxygen supply within the chamber.
In the eye, the space behind the iris and in front of the vitreous body. It is occupied by the lens, its zonules, and the aqueous humor.See: anterior chamber; eye for illus
pressure chamberHyperbaric chamber.
The central cavity of a tooth. The pulp canal contains arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels, and sensory nerve endings. Anatomically, the pulp chamber can be divided into the body and the pulp horns. Pulp horns correspond to the cusps of the teeth. See: root canal; pulp cavity
suction control chamber
The part of a chest tube drainage system that sets the negative pressure applied to the pleural space, facilitating the drainage of gas and fluid.
valved holding chamberSee: metered-dose inhaler
The cavity behind the lens in the eye that contains the vitreous humor.
water seal chamber
The component of a chest tube drainage system that permits the drainage of gas from the patient's pleural space but does not permit that gas to return. It typically holds about 2 cm of sterile water.