a therapy for clearing congested lungs by placing the patient in a position for drainage by gravity, often accompanied by percussion with hollowed hands.
postural drainage n.
A therapeutic technique for drainage, used in bronchiectasis and lung abscess, in which the patient is placed head downward so that the trachea is down and below the affected area.
noun 1. . noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances. noun low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, […]
- Postural position
postural position n. See physiologic rest position.
- Postural proteinuria
postural proteinuria n. Proteinuria associated with body position, such as orthostatic proteinuria.
- Postural syncope
postural syncope n. A syncope that occurs upon assuming an upright position and is caused by inadequate blood flow to the brain resulting from failure of normal vasoconstrictive mechanisms.