hypopneic


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hy·pop·ne·a

 (hī-pŏp′nē-ə, hī′pō-nē′ə)
n.
Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.

[hypo- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

hy′pop·ne′ic adj.

hypopneic

(ˌhaɪpəˈniːɪk)
adj
of or relating to hypopnoea
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The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was defined as the average number of apneic and hypopneic events per sleep hour.
The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was defined as the number of apneic and hypopneic episodes per hour of monitoring.
Nevertheless, the balance of evidence does show that CPAP is more effective than are control conditions or sham CPAP at improving scores on the apnea-hypopnea index, which measures the number of apneic and hypopneic episodes per hour of monitored sleep.