apnea The momentary suspension of breathing or the absence of breathing.
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apnea, apnoea 1. Temporary stopping of breathing that occurs in some newborns and in some adults during sleep. 2. Asphyxia. 3. In zoology, a temporary suspension of breathing in hibernating animals.
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Apnea, apnoea, or apnœa (απνοια, from α-, privative, πνεειν, to breathe) is a term for suspension of external breathing. During apnea there is no movement of the muscles of respiration and the volume of the lungs initially remains unchanged. Depending on the patency of the airways the...
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A pause in breathing that typically lasts for longer than 10 seconds, which decreases the amount of oxygen that is taken in. In infants, the cessation occurs for 20 seconds or longer and can be linked to SIDS.
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Cessation of breathing.
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A disorder in which breathing stops for periods longer than 10 seconds during sleep; can be caused by failure of the automatic respiratory center to respond to elevated blood levels of carbon dioxide.
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a disorder that affects breathing during sleep. Apnea can be life-threatening by cutting off your breath and putting strain on the heart.
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1) Absence of breathing 2) Asphyxia 3) Bedtime woe 4) Breath stoppage, as during sleep 5) Breathing anomaly 6) Breathing disorder 7) Breathing irregularity 8) Breathing problem 9) Breathing trouble 10) Breathless condition 11)
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A condition in which breathing stops briefly during sleep, temporarily reducing the amount of oxygen that is taken in.
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