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Physics of gases

      Abstract

      This article explores the physical principles of gases that are relevant to the specialities of anaesthesia and critical care medicine. Points covered include molecular theory, the gas laws, vaporization, pressure, solubility and gas flow. Definitions, examples and explanations are given in areas of particular importance.

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