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Synonyms for space

an extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space

a wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

a rather short period

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a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing

the interval between two times

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one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

(printing) a block of type without a raised letter

place at intervals

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The NICO 2 provides a standard, expired single-breath C[O.sub.2] waveform that can be divided into three phases (Figure 1); Phase I represents C[O.sub.2]-free gas expired from the large airway and tracheal tube dead space, Phase H represents a mixture of gas from both the large airway dead space and alveolar dead space and Phase III (or alveolar plateau) represents alveolar ventilation (13,14).
They vary from extremely low (bordering shunting) to exceptionally high (approaching alveolar dead space).
Along the second axis, increased alveolar dead space, commonly due to acute lung injury, volume overload, obstructive lung disease, hypovolemia, excess PEEP or pulmonary arterial occlusion, impairs the lung's CO2-exchanging efficiency.
Pulmonary embolism is a pulmonary vascular disease that is characterized by high [V.sub.A] [Q.sub.C] ratios and alveolar dead space units.
Similarly, alveoli receiving ventilation, but no perfusion have a [dot.V]/[dot.Q] ratio of [infinity], and are alveolar dead space units.