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Mesh term Respiration, Artificial

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Airway Management
Respiratory Therapy


Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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High-Frequency Ventilation
Interactive Ventilatory Support
Liquid Ventilation
Noninvasive Ventilation
One-Lung Ventilation
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Ventilator Weaning

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