expiratory positive airway pressure


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expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP),

positive airway pressure applied during the expiratory phase of mechanically assisted ventilation.

expiratory positive airway pressure

Abbreviation: EPAP
The amount of positive pressure in excess of the barometric pressure that is used during invasive or noninvasive ventilation while the patient is exhaling.
See also: pressure
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