continuous positive airways pressure

continuous positive airways pressure,

n the preferred therapy used to treat obstructive sleep apnea in which a nasal mask is used to facilitate regular sleep patterns by applying sufficient force to keep the upper airways open. See also OSA.
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Persistent neuropsychological deficits and vigilance impairment in sleep apnea syndrome after treatment with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP).
He said: "We recommend a Continuous Positive Airways Pressure device - a small breathing mask the sleeper wears to keep the airways open at night.

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