positive end-expiratory pressure
A technique used in respiratory therapy in which pressure is maintained in the airway so that the lungs empty less completely in expiration.
Negative Or Positive Reinforcement: Which Is Better?Negative reinforcement vs. positive reinforcement Most people think that positive reinforcement means to lavish praise or encouragement, and that is a good part of its essence, but not all of it. What is negative reinforcement, then? Is that about withholding praise? Scolding? Admonishing? Positive reinforcement is actually something we’re all pretty familiar with. When you were a kid, did you get a weekly allowance for …
Is English an innately positive language? Scientists say yes.Mathematicians at the University of Vermont have been meddling in a field very far from boring numbers. Earlier this month, they officially declared the English language “optimistic” based on a careful analysis that combined statistics and subtle human evaluation. The researchers, led by assistant professor Chris Danforth, aggregated texts from Twitter, the New York Times, song lyrics, and Google Books’ database dating back to 1520. …
- positive declination,
- positive definite,
- positive discrimination,
- positive electricity,
- positive electron,
- positive eugenics,
- positive feedback,
- positive ion,
- positive law,
- positive organ
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