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Descriptor English:   Respiration, Artificial 
Descriptor Spanish:   Respiración Artificial 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Respiração Artificial 
Synonyms English:   Artificial Respiration
Artificial Respirations
Mechanical Ventilation
Mechanical Ventilations
Respirations, Artificial
Ventilation, Mechanical
Ventilations, Mechanical  
Tree Number:   E02.041.625
E02.365.647.729
E02.880.820
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   /instrum: consider also VENTILATORS, MECHANICAL
See Related English:   Humidifiers
Ventilators, Mechanical
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects CL classification
EC economics ES ethics
HI history IS instrumentation
MT methods MO mortality
NU nursing PX psychology
ST standards SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends VE veterinary
Record Number:   12541 
Unique Identifier:   D012121 

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