pressure controlled ventilation


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pres·sure con·trolled ven·ti·la·tion

(presh'ŭr kŏn-trōld' ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
A mode of mechanical ventilation in which the ventilator delivers a preset pressure waveform; the resultant tidal volume and inspiratory flow depend on the shape of the pressure waveform and respiratory system resistance and compliance.
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Pressure controlled ventilation has several advantages, two of which are independent control of TI and variable patient controlled inspiratory flow.