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Heliox

Definition of the noun Heliox

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noun

  1. A gas, a mixture of helium and oxygen used in medicine and in diving.

Explanation

  1. Heliox is a breathing gas composed of a mixture of helium and oxygen.
  2. Heliox is a cryogenically cooled system produced by Oxford Instruments.

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Google previewPediatric Primary Care (2016)

by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser, Dawn Lee Garzon

Heliox is a mixture of oxygen and helium, which can improve drug delivery in obstructed airways because helium has a lower density and less airway resistance (Nelson and Zorc, 2013). Complications Complications from asthma can range ...

Google previewChemistry, An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Heliox is a cryogenically cooled system produced by Oxford Instruments. Presently available in 2 varieties, the VL and TL, vertically loaded and toploaded respectively. They are both pumped 3He cryostats, the TL capable of magnetic fields of ...

Google previewClinical Intensive Care Medicine (2014)

by Carlos M H Gómez

Heliox therapy Heliox is a mixture of helium and oxygen and was first described by Barach in the 1930s for the treatment of respiratory failure [21]. Helium is biologically inert and insoluble in human tissues. It is also colourless and ...

Google previewCritical Care Handbook of the Massachussetts General Hospital (2012)

by Luca M. Bigatello, Hasan Alam, Rae M. Allain, Edward A. Bittner, Dean Hess, Richard M. Pino, Ulrich Schmidt

Heliox is a combination of helium and oxygen (usually in a 80:20 or 70:30 ratio ) that is less dense than oxygen or air. 1. With turbulent flow, a less dense gas will have a higher flow rate. Decreased density favors laminar flow, which is more ...

Google previewPCCN Certification Review (2008)

by Ann J. Brorsen, Keri R. Rogelet

Heliox is a helium-oxygen mixture that can help with delivery of inhaled medications, thereby decreasing the work of breathing. 22. Correct Answer: C Neostigmine is an enzyme that prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine into its enzyme.

Google previewPhysics for Scientists and Engineers, Standard Version (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Heliox is a breathing gas composed of a mixture of helium and oxygen (O2). Heliox has been used medically since the 1930s, and although the medical community adopted it initially to alleviate symptoms of upper airway obstruction, its range ...

Google previewAnesthesiology Keywords Review (2008)

by Raj K. Modak

Heliox is a mixture of the inert, low-density gas helium with oxygen. 2.

Google previewNetter's Sports Medicine (2013)

by Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, Eric McCarty, Craig Young

Heliox is a mix using helium as the inert gas, which can alleviate the risks of nitrogen narcosis. • Specialized support staff and equipment is needed so use of heliox is generally limited to commercial and technical divers. • Requires a longer ...

Google previewEssential Clinical Anesthesia Review (2015)

Keywords, Questions and Answers for the Boards by Linda S. Aglio, Robert W. Lekowski, Richard D. Urman

Heliox is a mixture of helium and oxygen (usually 70/30, respectively), which is 8% less dense than room air. Laminar airflow is improved because of ...

Google previewDisorders of the Neonatal Airway (2015)

Fundamentals for Practice by Janet Lioy, Steven E. Sobol

Heliox is a special helium-oxygen mixture used mostly in the pediatric population in the management of airway obstruction. Helium has the second lowest specific gravity of the gases. Helium's lower density replaces the nitrogen and creates a ...

Google previewTextbook of Adult Emergency Medicine (2014)

by Peter Cameron, George Jelinek, Anne-Maree Kelly, Anthony F. T. Brown, Mark Little

Heliox is a blend of 70% helium and 30% oxygen.

Google previewAcute Care Surgery (2012)

by L. D. Britt, Phillip S. Barie, Andrew B. Peitzman, Gregory Jurkovich

Heliox is an 80% helium and 20% oxygen mixture with a density much lower than pure oxygen and thus able to diffuse at a rate 1.8 times greater than oxygen alone. It assists in reducing resistance seen with partial ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

heliox. Clinical therapeutics A mixture of O2 and helium used to treat obstructive lung disease. See COPD ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

See Heliox, Nitrogen narcosis Helium reduces breathing resistance at depths, and allows reduction of both nitrogen–less nitrogen narcosis and oxygen–less oxygen toxicity. The downside of helium in underwater breathing gas includes a ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

Heinz, Robert 1087 heliox ten effective for removing a foreign body. It is a simple method that can be taught to the general public. When the patient is a child and can speak, breathe, or cough, the maneuver is unnecessary. If the maneuver is ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

Heliox ...

Google previewThe Recreational Diver's Dictionary & Historical Timeline (2003)

by Scott Dowding

trimix, heliox, etc). FYI: some authors and dive publications do not consider nitrox to be a 'mixed gas' and use this term to refer to technical gas blends, mixed layer—n. 1. the uppermost layer of water that is mixed by wind, waves and currents ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Below 40–50 msw, heliox or trimix mixtures prevent nitrogen narcosis and reduce breathinggas density, which can limit ventilation. All diving gases under hyperbaric conditions have potentially dangerous toxic or adverse effects causing ...

Google previewWalker's Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English language. New edition, enlarged by R. A. Davenport (1847)

by John WALKER (the Philologist.)

Paz HELIox, pār-helé-in, s. A mock sun. PAzizi A1, pá-ri'é-täl, a. Constituting the sides or walls. Paz:xa, pāorinz. s. That which is pared off anything, the rind. Pazish, pårrish, s. The particular charge of a secular priest; a particular division or ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

heliox therapy, inhalation of a ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

heliox therapy, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

helium therapy, the use of helium–oxygen (' heliox) gas mixtures to treat patients with airway obstruction. Because of its low density, helium flows through obstructed airways more easily than nitrogen and ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

helideck see helipad heliox a mixture of helium ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

Heliox helium and oxygen HELF human embryo lung fibroblast HELLIS Health, Literature, Library, and Information Services HELLP hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1857)

Containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics ... by Robley Dunglison

SAMBU cus Heliox. Sambucus ebulus—s. Herbacea, S. ebulus—s. Humilis, S. ebulus—s. Nigra, Sambucus. SAMBU cus PU'BENs, S. pubes'cen's seu racemo' sa, Red-berried Elder; indigenous. The bark, in decoction, is said to be a valuable ...

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