Medical Definition of Respiratory dead space

1. That portion of the respiratory tract, from the nose and mouth to the terminal bronchioles, in which exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide does not occur (anatomical dead space), together with the space in alveoli occupied by air that does not participate in oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange (physiologic dead space). It reflects the nonuniformity of ventilation and perfusion in the lung. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respiratory Dead Space

respiratory acidosis
respiratory airway
respiratory alkalosis
respiratory apparatus
respiratory arrhythmia
respiratory ataxia
respiratory bronchioles
respiratory burst
respiratory capacity
respiratory care unit
respiratory center
respiratory centre
respiratory chain
respiratory circulation
respiratory coefficient
respiratory dead space (current term)
respiratory disease
respiratory disorder
respiratory distress
respiratory distress syndrome
respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn
respiratory enteric orphan virus
respiratory enzyme
respiratory enzyme complexes
respiratory epithelium
respiratory exchange ratio
respiratory failure
respiratory frequency
respiratory function tests
respiratory hypersensitivity

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