BiPAP

abbreviation
\ ˈbī-ˌpap How to pronounce BiPAP (audio) \
variants: or BIPAP or less commonly BiPap or BPAP \ ˈbē-​ˌpap How to pronounce BiPAP (audio) \ or BPap

Definition of BiPAP

bilevel positive airway pressure Both CPAP and BiPAP have demonstrated decreased intubation rates for patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema …— Eric Hawkins et al. By reducing the pressure on expiration, BIPAP lowers the resistance against which the patient must exhale.— Christian Guilleminault and Michael Zupamcic

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“BiPAP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BiPAP. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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BiPAP

abbreviation
variants: or BIPAP also BiPap or BPAP or BPap

Medical Definition of BiPAP

bilevel positive airway pressure Both CPAP and BiPAP have demonstrated decreased intubation rates for patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema …— Eric Hawkins et al. By reducing the pressure on expiration, BIPAP lowers the resistance against which the patient must exhale.— Christian Guilleminault and Michael Zupamcic

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