continuous positive airway pressure
A technique of respiratory therapy for individuals breathing with or without mechanical assistance in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit.
Continually vs. ContinuouslyToday we’re going to explore the meanings and uses of the adverbs continually and continuously. These terms, along with their adjective forms continual and continuous, are often used interchangeably in speech and writing, but style guides urge writers to practice discernment when using continually and continuously. In formal contexts, continually should be used to mean “very often; at regular or frequent intervals,” and continuously to …
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- continuous cutter,
- continuous function,
- continuous miner,
- continuous murmur,
- continuous passive motion,
- continuous positive pressure breathing,
- continuous positive pressure ventilation,
- continuous processing,
- continuous spectrum,
- continuous stationery
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