closed anesthesia


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closed an·es·the·si·a

inhalation anesthesia in which there is total rebreathing of all exhaled gases, except carbon dioxide, which is absorbed; gas flow into the anesthetic circuit consists only of oxygen, in amounts equal to the patient's metabolic consumption, plus small amounts of other gases (for example, nitrous oxide) that undergo continued uptake by and distribution in the patient.

closed an·es·the·si·a

(klōzd an'es-thē'zē-ă)
Inhalation anesthesia in which there is total rebreathing of all exhaled gases, except carbon dioxide, which is absorbed; gas flow into the anesthetic circuit consists only of oxygen, in amounts equal to the patient's metabolic consumption, plus small amounts of other gases (e.g., nitrous oxide), which undergo continued uptake by and distribution in the patient.

closed an·es·the·si·a

(klōzd an'es-thē'zē-ă)
Inhalation anesthesia with total rebreathing of all exhaled gases, except carbon dioxide.