continuous positive airway pressure


continuous positive airway pressure

noun

Definition of CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE

: a technique of assisting breathing by maintaining the air pressure in the lungs and air passages constant and above atmospheric pressure throughout the breathing cycle—abbreviation CPAP; compare positive end-expiratory pressure

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