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.

Nearby words

  1. positive declination,
  2. positive definite,
  3. positive discrimination,
  4. positive electricity,
  5. positive electron,
  6. positive eugenics,
  7. positive feedback,
  8. positive ion,
  9. positive law,
  10. positive organ

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