continuous positive-pressure breathing


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to continuous positive-pressure breathing: Bilevel positive airway pressure, continuous positive airway pressure, continuous positive pressure ventilation, BPAP

continuous positive-pressure breathing

A method of mechanically assisted pulmonary inflation. A device administers air or oxygen to the lungs under a continuous pressure that is always greater than zero.
Synonym: continuous positive-pressure ventilation
See also: breathing
Full browser ?