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Vaporizer device designed to evaporate a liquid and add the resulting vapor to a gas mixture.
VAPS Volume-Assured Pressure Support (See Pressure Augmentation.)
VCV Volume-Controlled Ventilation -
Ventilator An automatic mechanical/pneumatic device designed to reduce or provide the work required to move gas into and out of the lungs.
Ventilator Expiratory Resistance The resistance to flow from the point at which the patient circuit is connected to the patient through the exhalation valve to the atmosphere.
Volume The space occupied by a mass of gas under given conditions of temperature and pressure; the physical space inside a structure.
Volume-Assured Pressure Support (See Pressure Augmentation.)
Volume-Control Mode A mode of ventilator operation in which the ventilator attempts to produce a preset volume waveform with a specified tidal volume during inspiration.
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