Definition: 'Pressure-support Ventilation'
pressure-support ventilation (PSV)Type: Term
1. mechanical ventilatory assistance in which each breath triggers a pressure-limited amount of support. The ventilator only provides support of each breath to a preset amount of pressure, thus the volume breathed can differ from breath to breath taken.
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