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Medical Term:

pursed lips breathing

 

Definition: a technique in which air is inhaled slowly through the nose and mouth and exhaled slowly through pursed lips; used by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to improve their breathing by increasing resistance to air flow, thus forcibly dilating small bronchi.

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