assisted respiration

as·sist·ed ven·ti·la·tion

application of mechanically or manually generated positive pressure to gas(es) in or about the airway during inhalation as a means of augmenting the movement of gases into the lungs.

assisted respiration

the use of mechanical devices to facilitate a normal breathing pattern.

as·sist·ed ven·ti·la·tion

(ă-sis'tĕd ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
Application of mechanically or manually generated positive pressure to gas(es) in or about the airway during inhalation as a means of augmenting movement of gases into the lungs.
Synonym(s): assisted respiration.
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