gas and oxygen

gas and oxygen

Nitrous oxide and oxygen. This is a common general anaesthetic combination but being only mildly anaesthetic, is often used as a vehicle for other, more potent, gases, such as vaporized HALOTHANE, or is supplemented by other drugs. Nitrous oxide usefully reduces pain sensation and gas and oxygen is sometimes used alone to relieve labour pains.
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The bubbles will rise to the top of the tank, releasing the inert gas and oxygen. For this procedure, the use of C[O.sub.2] as an inert gas is less effective and may excessively carbonate (saturate) the wine prior to bottling; therefore, [N.sub.2] is preferred (Ough, 1992).
Instead, the palmsize camera got its power from a prototype fuel cell that transformed hydrogen gas and oxygen into water and electricity.