Definitions for "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure"
Keywords:  cpap, apnea, splint, airway, peep
A mask worn by patients with sleep apnea that blows air from a tube to keep the airway open when the patient is sleeping.
CPAP [ see'-pap] Pressure introduced through the nasal cavity to provide a pneumatic splint to prevent upper airway from obstructing. Term: Definition: Description
also called CPAP; a type of therapy used to effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea in which an air compressor forces air through the nose and into the airway by way of a light mask worn over the nose during sleep.
Creatinine a protein in the blood this blood test is an indirect measure of kidney function