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Synonyms for pressure

Synonyms for pressure

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

power used to overcome resistance

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to maintain normal air pressure in


Synonyms for pressure

a force that compels

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the act of pressing

the state of demanding notice or attention

the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

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to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

exert pressure on someone through threats

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Recumbency tends to accentuate the measured plateau pressure that corresponds to a given tidal volume/PEEP combination.
Interestingly, the plateau pressure (and the tidal compliance calculated from it) may not accurately reflect either lung compression or lung stretch, and is insensitive to the tidal recruitment and de-recruitment cycles that occur with every breath as the building airway pressure pushes the pleural fluid aside.
VILI is not a simple function of either tidal volume or plateau pressure.
Moreover, at these elevated frequencies, mean airway pressure would rise due to gas trapping, forcing plateau pressure to rise past the 30 cmH2O criterion, as well.
The characteristics of the individual breathing cycle--tidal volume, plateau pressure and PEEP--are of unquestioned clinical importance and currently occupy center stage in the ventilation of acute respiratory failure.
extreme obesity or ascites) might make it prudent to accept a plateau pressure considerably higher than the upper recommended value of -30 cmH2O if the alternative is failing to meet pressing physiological demands--e.
Unless the clinician has eliminated patient effort, (s)he cannot feel entirely comfortable about a plateau pressure in the 20s.
We do know that poorly chosen ventilatory patterns--those involving high tidal volumes, high plateau pressures and low levels of PEEP--exacerbate injury.