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mechanical ventilation

noun

Medical Definition of mechanical ventilation

  1. :  artificial ventilation of the lungs (as by positive end-expiratory pressure) using means external to the body the patient was sufficiently obtunded to require intubation and mechanical ventilation—Susan M. Pond et al


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