A medical instrument that measures carbon dioxide levels in the exhaled air of patients on ventilators or under anesthesia.

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  • Capnograph — A capnograph is an instrument used to measure the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in an air sample. It does this by measuring the absorption of infrared light, which is absorbed particularly well by carbon dioxide. Capnographs (or capnometer)… …   Wikipedia

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