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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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Positive end-expiratory pressure setting in adults with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
Positive end-expiratory pressure can increase brain tissue oxygen pressure in hypoxemic severe traumatic brain injury patients.
Savian C, Chan P, Paratz J (2005) The effect of positive end-expiratory pressure level on peak expiratory flow during manual hyperinflation.
Maggiore SM, Jonson B, Richard J-C, Jaber S, Lemaire F, Brochard L (2001) Alveolar derecruitment at decremental positive end-expiratory pressure levels in acute lung injury.
Their method involved positive pressure ventilation with a bellows and expiration, via a series of flap valves, into a jar of water which provided positive end-expiratory pressure to keep the lungs inflated.
PDT was performed by Ciaglia's method and patients were excluded from the study if they had an unstable cervical spine, gross thyroid swelling, prothrombin time >20 seconds or positive end-expiratory pressure greater than 5 cm[H.
Positive end-expiratory pressure is an important treatment for a number of acute hypoxic diseases.
Low tidal volume ventilation, permissive hypercapnia and high positive end-expiratory pressure have been suggested as ways to reduce ventilator-associated lung injury during mechanical ventilation (2).
After correction of hypotension, the addition of positive end-expiratory pressure was instituted to assist lung re-expansion and impede further intrapleural gas collection (12,22).
The Laerdal Ambu valves, used for the patient connection on both the DPA01 and Glostavent systems, were each fitted with a standard Ambu positive end-expiratory pressure diverter.
The patient's lungs were ventilated with 100% oxygen at a tidal volume of 320 to 340 ml, respiratory rate of 16 to 18 breaths/minute and with positive end-expiratory pressure of 8 cm[H.
2]O followed by a positive end-expiratory pressure of 5 cm[H.
1 second, square wave and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) 5 cm[H.
In the intensive care unit she was was allowed to breathe spontaneously in bilevel positive airway pressure mode with mild pressure support and positive end-expiratory pressure 5 mmHg.
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