periodic breathing

[n] - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
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Periodic breathing

Periodic breathing: Clusters of breaths separated by intervals of apnea (no breathing) or near-apnea. As opposed to normal breathing which is usually regular. Periodic breathing was originally thought to arise from serious neurologic or cardiovascular disease and therefore to carry a poor outlook. It is now known that periodic breathing tends to oc
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periodic breathing

Cheyne-Stokes respiration noun abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
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Periodic Breathing

A pattern of irregular breathing in which there are pauses for as long as 10 to 20 seconds. This is a common occurrence in newborn infants.
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