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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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