Definitions for "CPAP"
Keywords:  apnea, airway, nostrils, mask, exhaling
continuous positive air pressure. A piece of equipment used to aid patients with breathing.
Acronym for " Constant Positive Airway Pressure." See that entry for more details; this is a picture of the CPAP mask I ( Charlie) use at night.
A machine used to treat sleep apnea by providing continuous air pressure through a nasal mask to a person while sleeping. This air pressure keeps the airway from collapsing at night and resumes normal breathing.
Keywords:  sids, infant, risk, option, high
a possible option for an infant at high risk for SIDS