drip chamber


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chamber

 [chām´ber]
an enclosed space.
Chambers of the eye. From Dorland's, 2000.
anterior chamber the part of the aqueous humor-containing space of the eyeball between the cornea and iris.
counting chamber the part of a hemacytometer consisting of a microscopic slide with a depression whose base is marked in grids, and into which a measured volume of a sample of blood or bacterial culture is placed and covered with a cover glass. The number of cells and formed blood elements in the squares is counted under a microscope and used as a representative sample for calculating the unit volume.
drip chamber the expanded portion of intravenous tubing into which fluid falls, where the rate of flow can be monitored if necessary. See also intravenous infusion.
hyperbaric chamber an enclosed space in which gas (oxygen) can be raised to greater than atmospheric pressure; see also hyperbaric oxygenation.
ionization chamber an enclosure containing two or more electrodes between which an electric current may be passed when the enclosed gas is ionized by radiation; used for determining the intensity of x-rays and other rays.
posterior chamber that part of the aqueous humor–containing space of the eyeball between the iris and the lens.
vitreous chamber the vitreous humor–containing space in the eyeball, bounded anteriorly by the lens and ciliary body and posteriorly by the posterior wall of the eyeball.

drip chamber

A hollow device where intravenous fluids are collected before infusion into a patient.
See also: chamber
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In addition, when a CSF sample is collected from the distal port, the entire volume of CSF in the drip chamber should be sent for testing to obtain an accurate WBC count per unit of volume.
Equipment infusion fan with needle 21 gx 1 1/2 ", or 22g x 1 1/2", or without needle with clear drip chamber 20 drops / ml, hose with plug (luer slip) catheter and flow regulator 190cms minimum length
pediatric anesthesia circuits,equipment for ventilated infusion needle 21g x 1 A' of pyrogen free with transparent drip chamber 20 drops / ml with male hose connector.
The exhibits will cover the medical sector, with the premiere of tri-component injection moulding of drip chambers for blood transfusions, the e-speed range for fast-cycling packaging applications and a tie-bar-less, all-electric machine for the production of components for the teletronics industry.
The MT/HE series gives very good candidates for drip chambers, Luer locks, etc.