cuirass ventilator

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cuirass ventilator

rigid breast plate that fits over the anterior portion of the chest and by application and release of negative pressure moves the chest wall, thus "breathing" for the patient.
Synonym(s): cuirass respirator

cui·rass ven·ti·la·tor

(kwi-ras venti-lā-tŏr)
Rigid breast plate that fits over the anterior portion of the chest and by application and release of negative pressure moves the chest wall, thus "breathing" for the patient.