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Boyle's Law

Under constant temp, there is an inverse relationship b/t the volume and pressure for an ideal gas eg:squeezing ambu bag


Charle's Law

Under constant pressure, there is a direct relationship b/t volume and temp eg:inflatable cuff of LMA expands when placed in an autoclave


GayLussac Law

At constant volume, the pressure of a fixed amt of gas is directly proportional to temp eg:as N2O cylinder empties, the pressure in the tank decreases even when N2O liquid is present
When full cylinder of gas is moved from outside temp 0*C to OR where temp is 20*C the pressure in the cylinder increases 

Dalton's Law

The mixture of gases is the sum of their individual partial pressure must=total pressure eg: Pa+Pb+Pc=P total


Fick's Law of Gas Diffusion

Diffusion rate of gas is directly proportional to:
1. partial pressure gradient 2. membrane area 3. solubility of gas in membrane Diffusion rate of gas is inversely proportional to: 1. membrane thickness 2. Square root of the molecular weight 

Graham's Law

The rate at which gases diffuse is inversely proportional to the square root of the gram molecular weight
eg: release helium and oxygen in a closed room at the same time helium is smaller will achieve greater randomness faster In short BIG molecules diffuse slower than smaller molecules 

Henry's Law

The amt of gas dissolved in a liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of the gas over the liquid
eg: Coke bottle AND indirectly proportinal to the temp eg: hypothermic pts remain anesthetized longer and febrile pts require more anesthetics 

Pouiseuilles's Law (FLOW)

Flow is directly proportional to Radius
Double radius=increase flow x 16 Triple radius=increase flow x 81 Half radius=decrease flow by 1/16 Flow is directly proportional to hydrostatic pressure gradient eg:raising IV pole increases hydrostatic pressure and increases flow to pt Flow is inversley proportional to viscosity eg: polycythemic pts blood has more viscosity so flow reduced Anemic pts blood low voscosity increased flow Flow inversely proprotinal to length eg: reducing length by 1/2 increase flow x2 the orginal flow BOTTOM LINE SHORT AND FAT IVS ARE THE BEST 

Pouiseuilles's Law (RESISTANCE)

Resistance is inversely proportional to (r4) greater the radius the smaller the resistance
Resistance is directly proportional to viscosity greater blood viscosity the greater the resistance Resistance is directly proportional to the tube length the longer the tube the greater the resistance eg:Running unit of blood quickly with 16g(r4), pressure bag and add NS (decreasae viscosity) 

Bernoulli's Principle

Flow through a constricted tube the velocity of flow increased and the lateral pressure on the walls of the tube decreases


Venturi Effect and Bernoulli's Principle

When fluid flows through a constricted region of a tube (Venturi tube) the velocity of flow increases and the lateral pressure(pressure by fluid on walls) decreases (Bernoulli effect)


Laminar Flow

Governed by Pouiseuilles's Law
The greater the inflow is on one side of the tube (pressure gradient) than the outflow pressure is on the opposite side of the tube the greater the flow Radius has the most dramatic effect on flow doubling radius results in 16 fold increase of flow tripling radius results in 81 fold increase of flow halving radius decreases flow by 1/16 Viscosity increased flow decreased Length increased flow decreased 

Turbulent Flow

Governed by Reynold's Number
flow changes from laminar to turbulent when reynold's number >2000 Results when molecules of a solution encounter the walls of the tube in a rough tumbling pattern, velocity of flow is high, kinks and bends exist in system, angle > 25 degrees, density of solution increased, radius of tube large,. Turbulent flow occurs in medium to large airways 

Reynold's Number

Directly proportinal to density of solution, linear velocity of flow ,tube diameter
Inversely to viscosity of fluid 

Squeezing amb bag

Boyle's Law


Inflatable cuff of LMA in autoclave
What law? 
Charle's Law
Volume and temp directly proportional Pressure constant 

Full cylinder of gas outside in cold to warmer OR pressure in cylinder increases
What law? 
GayLussac's Law
Pressure and temp directly proportional Volume constant 

Coke Bottle
Hypothermic pts remain anesthetized Hyperthermic(febrile)pts require more anesthetic What law? 
Henry's Law


Venturi Mask, nebulizer, jet ventilator
What law? 
Venturi Effect and Bernoulli's Principle


Release of helium and oxygen at the same time in small room, helium achieves greater randomness faster
Big molecules diffuse slower than small molecules 
Grahams's Law
Duffusion rate of gas or liquid is inversely proportional to the square root of it's molecular weight 