positive end-expiratory pressure

noun

Medical Definition of 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 7 Dec. 2021.

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