Definition of positive pressure in English:

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positive pressure

noun

Air or gas pressure greater than that of the atmosphere, as used, e.g., in the artificial ventilation of the lungs.
Example sentences
  • Patients with compromised airways and respiratory failure will require immediate endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation.
  • He responded well to supportive therapy with noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and was discharged 72 hours later without further complications.
  • Acute respiratory failure may develop rapidly, requiring intubation and intermittent positive pressure ventilation.

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Syllabification: pos·i·tive pres·sure

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