In order to discuss the performance of ventilators, it is first necessary to define the terminology involved. Since there is no international standard in this respect, the terms as they are used in this chapter are listed and explained in the following.


Tidal Volume Airway Pressure Airway Resistance Inspiratory Flow Phase Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schreiber
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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