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spontaneous intermittent mandatory ventilation

spontaneous intermittent mandatory ventilation in Medicine

spontaneous intermittent mandatory ventilation n.
Abbr. SIMV
Intermittent mandatory ventilation spontaneously initiated by the patient to increase tidal volume, and subsequently synchronized with the patient's respiratory cycle.

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