positive end-expiratory pressure


: a technique of assisting breathing by increasing the air pressure in the lungs and air passages near the end of expiration so that an increased amount of air remains in the lungs following expiration
abbreviation PEEP
compare continuous positive airway pressure

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“Positive end-expiratory pressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/positive%20end-expiratory%20pressure. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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