Cheyne-Stokes respiration

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Cheyne-Stokes respiration

 (chān′stōks′, chā′nē-stōks′)
n.
An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.

[After John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and William , Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician.]
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Noun1.Cheyne-Stokes respiration - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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The manikin is programmed to display common signs of impending death, including Cheyne-Stokes respirations with lengthening intervals of apnea progressing to death.
Cheyne-Stokes respirations are characterized by rhythmic waxing and waning of breathing from very deep to shallow respirations with periods of apnea (cessation of breathing).
We talk about his breathing, something called Cheyne-Stokes respirations.