mandibular advancement splint


mandibular advancement splint
(MAS)
an orthodontic device used to advance the mandible to improve the airway in the pharynx during sleep in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Mandibular advancement splint — A mandibular advancement splint for treatment of sleep apnea A mandibular splint or mandibular advancement splint (MAS) is a device worn in the mouth that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. These devices are also known as …   Wikipedia

  • mandibular advancement splint — MAS an orthodontic device used to advance the mandible to improve the airway in the pharynx during sleep in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Snoring — is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound, due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. In some cases the sound may be soft, but in other cases, it can be rather loud and quite unpleasant. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Obstructive sleep apnea — Classification and external resources Obstructive sleep apnea ICD 10 G …   Wikipedia

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  • Mas — or Más may refer to: Mas (surname), a surname In arts: Más (album), an album by Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz Más , a song by Kinky from their 2002 album Kinky Más (Nelly Furtado song), a song by Nelly Furtado from her 2009 album Mi Plan Más… …   Wikipedia

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  • obstructive sleep apnoea — a serious condition in which airflow from the nose and mouth to the lungs is restricted during sleep, also called sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS). It is defined by the presence of more than five episodes of apnoea per hour of sleep associated with… …   Medical dictionary

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