controlled mechanical ventilation n.
A method of artificial ventilation in which all inspirations are provided by positive pressure applied to the airway. Also called continuous positive pressure breathing, continuous positive pressure ventilation, intermittent positive pressure breathing, intermittent positive pressure ventilation.
[kuh n-trohld-ri-lees] /kənˈtroʊld rɪˈlis/ adjective 1. (of a substance, as a medicine or insecticide) released or activated at predetermined intervals or gradually over a period of time.
- Controlled respiration
controlled respiration n. See controlled ventilation.
- Controlled study
noun See controlled experiment
noun 1. any of a category of behavior-altering or addictive drugs, as heroin or cocaine, whose possession and use are restricted by law. controlled substance n. A drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are regulated under the Controlled Substances Act.