Medical Dictionary

dead space

noun

Medical Definition of DEAD SPACE

1
:  space in the respiratory system in which air does not undergo significant gaseous exchange—see anatomical dead space, physiological dead space
2
:  a space (as that in the chest following excision of a lung) left in the body as the result of a surgical procedure
July 06, 2015
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