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automatic

 [aw″to-mat´ik]
spontaneous; done involuntarily; self-regulating.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

automatic

(ot″ŏ-mat′ik) [Gr. automatos, self-acting]
Spontaneous; involuntary.
automatically (-mat′i-k(ă-)lē)
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By this time, the advantages of automatic ventilators in anaesthesia had been widely recognised and James believed that many of the new anaesthetic ventilators were unnecessarily complex for routine surgical operations.
The automatic ventilator has considerably simplified the demands on the anesthetists and maximized the use of the device itself.

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