anatomic dead space

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anatomic dead space (countable and uncountable, plural anatomic dead spaces)

  1. (anatomy) That volume of conducting airways of the lung, as measured by a cast of the airways.
  2. (physiology) That volume of inspired gas that does not mix with alveolar gas, as measured in vivo by gas dilution, by the method of Fowler.


Fowler dead space

series dead space


Arend Bouhuys. 1964. "Respiratory dead space." in Handbook of Physiology. Section 3: Respiration. Vol 1. Wallace O. Fenn and Hermann Rahn (eds). Washington: American Physiological Society.

John B. West. 2011. Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Ninth edition. ISBN-13 978-1609136406.