intermittent positive-pressure breathing


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intermittent positive-pressure breathing

Abbreviation: IPPB
A mechanical method for assisting pulmonary ventilation with a device that administers air or oxygen for the inflation of the lungs under positive pressure. Exhalation is usually passive.
Synonym: intermittent positive-pressure ventilation
See also: breathing
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