Analyzers, Physiologic, Metabolic Rate, Oxygen/Carbon Dioxide Based

Definition : Metabolic rate physiologic analyzers designed to measure exhaled (i.e., produced) carbon dioxide and oxygen consumption (VO2) and estimate the metabolic rate based on indirect calorimetry by performing algorithms that use both data. These devices usually include carbon dioxide and oxygen analyzers, airflow measurement devices (e.g., pneumotachographs), controls, and a computerized system that integrates the measurements and brings the result in energy units. Oxygen consumption/carbon dioxide production based metabolic rate physiologic analyzers are used to assess patient status in ICU and CCU units and for other medical applications (e.g., sports medicine, nutritional support, spatial and military physiology); they are frequently available mounted on carts (i.e., "metabolic" carts).

Entry Terms : "Metabolic Carts" , "Exhaled Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen Consumption Based Metabolic Rate Analyzers" , "Oxygen Consumption/Exhaled Carbon Dioxide Based Metabolic Rate Analyzers" , "Carts, Metabolic"

UMDC code : 10297

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