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Ventilators, Negative-Pressure MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ventilators, Negative-Pressure
Tree Number(s)
E07.950.500
Unique ID
D015919
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015919
Scope Note
Body ventilators that assist ventilation by applying intermittent subatmospheric pressure around the thorax, abdomen, or airway and periodically expand the chest wall and inflate the lungs. They are relatively simple to operate and do not require tracheostomy. These devices include the tank ventilators ("iron lung"), Portalung, Pneumowrap, and chest cuirass ("tortoise shell").
Entry Term(s)
Negative-Pressure Pulmonary Ventilator
Negative-Pressure Pulmonary Ventilators
Negative-Pressure Ventilators
Pulmonary Ventilator, Negative-Pressure
Pulmonary Ventilators, Negative-Pressure
Respirators, Negative-Pressure
Respirators, Pulmonary, Negative-Pressure
Tank Ventilators
Ventilator, Negative-Pressure Pulmonary
Ventilators, Pulmonary, Negative-Pressure
Previous Indexing
Respiration, Artificial (1966-1989)
Ventilators, Mechanical (1966-1989)
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/05/16
Revision Date
1992/05/18
Ventilators, Negative-Pressure Preferred
Tank Ventilators Narrower
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