sleep apnea

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sleep apnea

n.
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.

sleep′ ap`nea


n.
a brief suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
cot death, crib death, infant death, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
apnea - transient cessation of respiration
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Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when soft tissue in the back of the airway collapses and blocks it.
Intranasal corticosteroid therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea in patients with co-existing rhinitis.
They carried out a study involving 25 patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnoea and two with a snoring problem.
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Clinical risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea in children.

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