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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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The Diamedica vaporiser was designed to be filled from an open bottle using a funnel.
To enable scavenging for the DPA01, a stable wheeled mount with a low centre of gravity was adapted to support both the vaporiser and an open interface scavenger.
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.
The Blease Datum anaesthesia vaporiser and the backbar--Reply
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 company recognised that there would be considerable resistance to a new drug that required markedly different equipment and therefore it was determined that the new vaporiser should be as close as possible to the current vaporisers in design and performance characteristics (5).
A more general advertisement for Cyprane vaporisers appeared in 1960 (Figure 3).
There was considerable discussion about the merits of vaporisers in the breathing circuit and those outside it.