pursed lips breathing

pursed lips breath·ing

a technique in which air is inhaled slowly through the nose and mouth and exhaled slowly through pursed lips; used by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve their breathing by increasing resistance to air flow, thus forcibly dilating small bronchi.

pur·sed lips breath·ing

(pŭrst lips brēdhing)
Technique in which air is inhaled slowly through nose and mouth and exhaled slowly through pursed lips; used by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve their breathing by increasing resistance to air flow, thus forcibly dilating small bronchi.
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2008) Influence of spontaneous pursed lips breathing on walking endurance and oxygen saturation in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A previous study has shown a trend for pursed lips breathing to decrease end expiratory lung capacity and consequently dyspnoea (Fregonezi et al 2004).
Fregonezi GA, Resqueti VR, Guell Rous R (2004) Pursed lips breathing.