mechanical ventilation meaning

  "mechanical ventilation" in a sentence

The process of supplying outdoor air to a building or removing air from it by mechanical means, e.g., with fans; the air which is supplied may or may not be heated, cooled, or air-conditioned.

Any method of artifical breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2 ) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2 ).n : artificial ventilation of the lungs (as by positive end-expiratory pressure) using means external to the body ‹the patient was sufficiently obtunded to required intubation and mechanical ventilation —Susan M. Pond et al


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