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Title 21Chapter ISubchapter HPart 868Subpart F → §868.5160


Title 21: Food and Drugs
PART 868—ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES
Subpart F—Therapeutic Devices


§868.5160   Gas machine for anesthesia or analgesia.

(a) Gas machine for anesthesia—(1) Identification. A gas machine for anesthesia is a device used to administer to a patient, continuously or intermittently, a general inhalation anesthetic and to maintain a patient's ventilation. The device may include a gas flowmeter, vaporizer, ventilator, breathing circuit with bag, and emergency air supply.

(2) Classification. Class II (performance standards).

(b) Gas machine for analgesia—(1) Identification. A gas machine for analgesia is a device used to administer to a patient an analgesic agent, such as a nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture (maximum concentration of 70 percent nitrous oxide).

(2) Classification. Class II (performance standards).

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