Definition of positive pressure in English:

positive pressure

Syllabification: pos·i·tive pres·sure


  • Air or gas pressure greater than that of the atmosphere, as used, e.g., in the artificial ventilation of the lungs.
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    • 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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