Mechanical ventilation
Use of a machine called a ventilator or respirator to improve the exchange of air between the lungs and the atmosphere.

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mechanical ventilation n 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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ventilation accomplished by extrinsic means, usually distinguished as either negative pressure v. or positive pressure v. Cf. spontaneous v.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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