periodic breathing

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Noun1.periodic breathing - 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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I appreciate some families may not be able to achieve restful sleep with every snuffle, coo, or occasional gasp sparked by periodic breathing.
Periodic breathing was defined as three or more apneas lasting more than three sec with intervals between breaks of less than 20 sec (24); it was quantified in relationship with total sleep time (TST) in each patient.
f special devices in the treatment of periodic breathing and cardio-respiratory conditions with or without humidifier with accessories and all consumables, product subgroup 14:24:25.
Even in the fully open configuration, the parachute canopy goes through a periodic breathing motion where the diameter varies between its minimum and maximum values.
CHICAGO -- First-in-man results of a fully implantable system for chronic phrenic nerve stimulation for treatment of central sleep apnea in heart failure patients showed significant improvements in the periodic breathing pattern that were sustained and even enhanced during 1 month of therapy, a study has shown.
The occurrence of apnoea initiates the repetitive process of apnoea-hyperpnoea and leads to sustained breathing instability, manifested as periodic breathing.

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