TITLE

postural drainage

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1742
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "postural drainage" is presented. It refers to a passive airway clearance technique. Under postural drainage, patients are positioned in manner where gravity assists the removal of secretions from specific lobes of the lung, bronchi, or lung cavities. Gastroesophageal reflux is one of the side effect of the treatment.
ACCESSION #
21241837

 

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