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vol·ume-con·trolled ven·ti·la·tion(vol'yūm-kŏn-trōld' ven'ti-lā'shŭn)
A mode of mechanical ventilation in which the ventilator delivers a preset volume waveform; the resultant airway pressure waveform depends on the shape of the flow waveform and respiratory system resistance and compliance.
A form of mechanical ventilation in which the peak inspiratory flow rate, fraction of inspired oxygen, positive end-expiratory pressure, respiratory rate, and tidal volume are preset and delivered to the patient.Synonym: volume-cycled ventilation; volume-limited ventilation
See also: ventilation