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  Respirator



Respirator

   A device to protect the wearer from inhalation of harmful contaminants, classified by the amount of face coverage it provides and its method of protection, e.g. a half-face, negative-pressure, air-purifying respirator; or a full-face, pressure demand, supplied air respirator.

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Device
Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.

Face
The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.

Respirator
A device to protect the wearer from inhalation of harmful contaminants, classified by the amount of face coverage it provides and its method of protection, e.g. a half-face, negative-pressure, air-purifying respirator; or a full-face, pressure demand, supplied air respirator.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Respiration
The act or process of breathing. The process by which a living organism or cell takes in oxygen from the air or water and uses it.

Respiratory burst
Oxygen dependent increase in metabolic activity within phagocytic cells stimulated by bacteria or parasites, to be microbicidal.

Respiratory distress syndrome
Common in premature infants, RDS means a baby can't take in enough oxygen because his or her lungs aren't yet fully developed. With proper treatment, about 80 percent of babies recover fully.

Respiratory system
The group of organs responsible for carrying oxygen from the air to the bloodstream and for expelling carbon dioxide.

Respondent conditioning
Elicitation of a response by a stimulus that normally does not elicit that response. The response is one that is mediated primarily by the autonomic nervous system (such as salivation or a change in heart rate). A previously neutral stimulus is repeatedly presented just before an unconditioned stimulus that normally elicits that response. When the response subsequently occurs in the presence of the previously neutral stimulus, it is called a conditioned response, and the previously neutral stimulus, a conditioned stimulus.

Resporal
Resporal is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dexbrompheniramine maleate; pseudoephedrine sulfate.



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Radiologist
A physician trained in the use of radioactive substances, x-rays, and other imaging techniques to arrive at a diagnosis.

Registered nurse
A trained medical professional who assists people in health care under the direction of a physician.

Resident
A medical doctor who has completed medical school and internship, and is receiving training in a specialized area. Completion of a residency program is required for board certification in a medical or surgical specialty.

Retinitis
Inflammation of the retina.

Retrosternal
Posterior to the sternum.

Respirator

Risk factor
Something that increases the likelihood of cancer.

Random allocation
Assignment of subjects to treatment (or control) groups in an unpredictable way. In a blinded trial, assignments are concealed, bu available for disclosure in the event a subject has an adverse experience.

Random sample
Members of a population selected by a method designed to ensure that each person in the target group has an equal chance of selection.

Randomisation
Allocation of individuals to groups, eg. for experimental and control regimens, by chance, in order to make groups similar at the start of an investigation. The randomisation process may or may not consider particular characteristics of the subject being entered.

Raw data
Records of original observations, measurements, and activities (such as laboratory notes, evaluations, data recorded by automated instruments) without conclusions or interpretations.

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