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Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

MeSH Heading
Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
/educ: coord IM (no qualif) with ANESTHESIOLOGY /‌educ (NIM)
Scope Note
Inhalation anesthesia where the gases exhaled by the patient are rebreathed as some carbon dioxide is simultaneously removed and anesthetic gas and oxygen are added so that no anesthetic escapes into the room. Closed-circuit anesthesia is used especially with explosive anesthetics to prevent fires where electrical sparking from instruments is possible.
Entry Term(s)
Anesthesia, Rebreathing
Closed-Circuit Anesthesia
NLM Classification #
WO 277
Previous Indexing
Anesthesia, Inhalation (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under ANESTHESIA, INHALATION 1987-90
History Note
91(87); was see under ANESTHESIA, INHALATION 1987-90
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Anesthesia, Closed-Circuit Preferred
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