semi-closed anesthesia

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semi-closed anesthesia (sěm'ē-klōzd', sěm'ī-)
Inhalation anesthesia using a circuit in which a portion of the exhaled air is exhausted from the circuit and a portion is rebreathed following removal of carbon dioxide by the anesthetic apparatus.

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