capnography
The monitoring of the concentration or partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the respiratory gases, generally during anaesthesia and intensive care.
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  • Capnography — is the monitoring of the concentration or partial pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the respiratory gases. Its main development has been as a monitoring tool for use during anaesthesia and intensive care. It is usually presented as a graph of… …   Wikipedia

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