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controlled mechanical ventilation

 

Definition: artificial ventilation in which all inspirations are provided by positive pressure applied to the airway, without regard to the patient's own efforts at breathing. In current clinical practice, this mode is almost never used.

Synonym(s): continuous positive pressure ventilation, intermittent positive pressure ventilation

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