Continuous Cycle Peritoneal (abdomen) Dialysis; at night continuous cycling.
Stands for "continuous cycling (cyclic) peritoneal dialysis." Dialysis happens inside the body, using the peritoneal membrane as a filter. A machine performs the peritoneal dialysis solution exchanges in regular cycles. Also generally known as Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD).
continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis. A form of peritoneal dialysis that uses a machine, or cycler. This machine automatically fills and drains the dialysis solution from the abdomen. A typical CCPD schedule involves three to five exchanges during the night while the person sleeps. The person using CCPD may have one dwell that lasts the entire day or perform additional exchanges during the day.