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va·por·iz·er

(vā'pŏr-īz'ĕr),
1. An apparatus for reducing medicated liquids to a state of vapor suitable for inhalation or application to accessible mucous membranes.
See also: nebulizer, atomizer.
2. A device for volatizing liquid anesthetics.

vaporizer

(vā′pə-rī′zər)
n.
A device used to produce vapor from a substance.

vaporizer

1 a device for reducing medicated liquids to a vapor useful for inhalation or application to accessible mucous membranes.
2 a device for converting potent liquid anesthetic agents to a vapor useful for inhalation.

vaporizer

Respiratory medicine A device that adds moisture to ambient air to ↓ dryness or loosen upper airway secretions

va·por·iz·er

(vā'pŏr-īz-ĕr)
1. An apparatus for reducing medicated liquids to a gaseous state suitable for inhalation or application to accessible mucous membranes.
See also: nebulizer, atomizer
2. A device for volatilizing liquid anesthetics.

va·por·iz·er

(vā'pŏr-īz-ĕr)
An apparatus for reducing medicated liquids to a state of vapor suitable for inhalation or application to accessible mucous membranes.
See also: atomizer

vaporizer

part of the apparatus used to deliver volatile anesthetic agents to patients. It is the vessel that vaporizes the liquid anesthetic and adds it to the flow of gas to the patient. The objective of them all is to deliver a suitable, accurately calibrated, quantity of anesthetic at all times and under all conditions. See also emo vaporizer, dräger vaporizer, Goldman vaporizer, vapor vaporizer.

bubble vaporizer, bubble through vaporizer
the carrier gas is dispersed through the anesthetic agent, usually through a diffuser, to form the anesthetic mixture to be inhaled. An example is the copper kettle vaporizer.
calibrated vaporizer
one with graduations to measure accurately the concentration of anesthetic vapor delivered.
wick vaporizer
carrier gas moves over the surface of the liquid anesthetic. Sheets of pliable material are used as wicks to increase the surface area. Examples are Vapor and 'tec' (Fluotec, Fortec) vaporizers.
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For a chance to get a free vaporiser and de-stress kit, send your name and address to: Mirror/After Work De-Stress Kits, PO Box 97, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1YX.
In addition, we believe that trainees learning drawover anaesthesia will improve their understanding of vaporiser and circuit design as well as refining their technical skills.
The Diamedica vaporiser was designed to be filled from an open bottle using a funnel.
However, foreign bodies within vaporisers are not ideal.
We recently encountered a transient loss of output from a Blease Datum sevoflurane vaporiser (Spacelabs, Issaquah, USA) during surgery for insertion of prostatic brachytherapy rods.
The UK Regulatory Agencies, in conjunction with all vaporiser manufacturers, published notices reminding users of the importance of correctly mounting vaporisers.
Ambient temperature also has more of a direct effect on vaporisation than seen with plenum vaporisers.
Reversible causes for failure to wake were systematically assessed and excluded, but it took the third anaesthetist reviewing the case with no preconceptions to observe that the isoflurane vaporiser was still turned on.
The resultant desflurane vaporiser (Tee 6) is a similar width and height to other contemporary vaporisers but substantially deeper.
This, together with the modifications for fitting on a Selectatec[R] back bar suggests that the vaporiser may date from the early 1970s at a time when the Fluotec Mark 2 had already been superseded by the Fluotec Mark 3.
Clearly these vaporisers were not cheap and required the purchase of equipment specifically for halothane.