Flow- it’s the unit of volume by unit of time. It is described by the poiseulle’s law.
Static compliance- is measured when there is no air flow. What is a mechanical ventilator? A machine or a device that fully or partially substitute for the ventilatory work accomplished by the patients muscles.
Also called as 3rd generation ventilators. Open circuits- desired output is selected and venti. Closed circuits- desired output is selected and venti. Time controllermeasures and controls inspiratory and expiratory time.