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Ventilators, Negative-Pressure

"Ventilators, Negative-Pressure" 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.

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").


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ventilators, Negative-Pressure" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ventilators, Negative-Pressure" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 11 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2001
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