mechanical ventilation

noun

Definition of mechanical ventilation

: artificial respiration using a mechanical ventilator to support the delivery of oxygen to the lungs when breathing has ceased, is failing, or is inadequate

First Known Use of mechanical ventilation

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Mechanical ventilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mechanical%20ventilation. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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mechanical ventilation

noun

Medical Definition of mechanical ventilation

: artificial respiration of the lungs using a mechanical ventilator to support the delivery of oxygen to the lungs when breathing has ceased, is failing, or is inadequate the patient was sufficiently obtunded to require intubation and mechanical ventilation— Susan M. Pond et al.

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