mechanical ventilation

noun

Medical Definition of mechanical ventilation

: 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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“Mechanical ventilation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mechanical%20ventilation. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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