"Respiration, Artificial" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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).
- Respiration, Artificial
- Artificial Respiration
- Artificial Respirations
- Respirations, Artificial
- Ventilation, Mechanical
- Mechanical Ventilations
- Ventilations, Mechanical
- Mechanical Ventilation
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