Cpap Maskless Nasal Apparatus

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CPAP stands for "continuous positive airway pressure." CPAP is a treatment that delivers slightly pressurized air during the breathing cycle.

This keeps the windpipe open during sleep and prevents the episodes of blocked breathing in persons with obstructive sleep apnea and other respiratory problems.

It is sometimes called nasal continuous positive airflow pressure (nCPAP).


Alternative Names

Continuous positive airway pressure; CPAP; Bilevel positive airway pressure; BiPAP


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