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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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It may be necessary to use a low Vt to avoid high airway pressures and/or a low respiratory rate to avoid auto-PEEP, thus permitting hypoventilation and hypercapnia.
Dynamic hyperinflation and auto-PEEP remained clinically unrecognized long after the era of positive pressure ventilation had begun.
Auto-PEEP - Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) that is not set by the clinician.
Decreased patient-ventilator synchrony can cause elevated Auto-PEEP, leading to delayed triggering or even wasted triggering efforts.
Paw is considered important enough that we dutifully inscribe plateau, PEEP, mean airway pressure and auto-PEEP on our permanent patient records, attaching meaning to their values and setting alarms by their guidelines.
Problems with inadequate hydration, unintended auto-PEEP and trauma to the proximal airway mucosa limited its rate of adaptation.
The patient-influenced PTP must partition into three pressure components--resistive pressure, tidal elastic pressure, and auto-PEEP.
In using very brief release times, APRV seeks to maintain auto-PEEP of a level sufficient to prevent widespread airway closure.