continuous positive pressure ventilation

control mode ventilation using continuous positive airway pressure.

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  • Positive airway pressure — A typical CPAP machine houses the air pump in a case lined with sound absorbing material for quieter operation. A hose carries the pressurized air to a face mask or nasal pillow …   Wikipedia

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