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(vent′ĭ-lāt″ŏr )

[L. ventilare, to fan]
A mechanical device that moves gases into and out of the lungs. The mechanism is typically machine driven and automated.

ABBR: ATV A portable battery- or gas-powered ventilator that can be used while transporting patients between locations. The ATV is designed for short-term use and often has separate volume and rate controls.


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