intermittent positive-pressure ventilation


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intermittent positive-pressure ventilation

intermittent positive-pressure ventilation

A mechanical method of assisting pulmonary ventilation, using a device that inflates the lungs under positive pressure. Exhalation is usually passive.
Synonym: breathing, intermittent positive-pressure
See also: ventilation
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