pursed lips breathing

[ pûrst ]


A technique, used by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in which air is inhaled slowly through the nose and mouth and exhaled slowly through pursed lips.

Nearby words

  1. purse strings,
  2. purse-proud,
  3. purse-seine,
  4. purse-string instrument,
  5. purse-string suture,
  6. purser,
  7. purslane,
  8. purslane family,
  9. pursual,
  10. pursuance

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