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also ap·noe·a  (ăp′nē-ə, ăp-nē′ə)
Temporary absence or voluntary cessation of breathing.

[New Latin apnoea, from Greek apnoia : a-, without; see a-1 + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

ap·ne′ic adj. & n.


(ˈæp ni ə, æpˈni ə)

suspension of breathing. Compare sleep apnea.
[1710–20; < New Latin apnoea < Greek ápnoia <ápno(os) breathless (a- a-6 + pneîn to breathe)]
ap•ne′ic, adj.

apnea, apnoea

a temporary interruption in breathing. — apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apnea - transient cessation of respirationapnea - transient cessation of respiration  
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
periodic apnea of the newborn - irregular breathing of newborns; periods of rapid breathing followed by apnea; believed to be associated with sudden infant death syndrome
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep


n. apnea, falta de respiración.


n apnea; obstructive sleep — apnea obstructiva del sueño
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Now, nasal CPAP has become an effective modality to treat respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) as well as apnea of prematurity, transient tachypnea of newborn (TTN) and neonatal pneumonia.
Bempu Health, for the validation of a device to detect and stimulate newborns in the event of apnea of prematurity, and PATH, for the development and evaluation of the RELI Delivery System-an innovative, simplified, low-cost infusion pump for obstetric and newborn emergencies, won the honorary Peer Choice Awards.
2) Apnea of prematurity is present in almost all infants born at <29 weeks postmenstrual age or who weigh < 1000 g.
DISCUSSION: Respiratory distress syndrome, Apnea of prematurity, Feeding intolerance, Necrotizing enterocolitis Growth failure, infection, Intraventricular hemorrhage, Hearing loss, Retinopathy of prematurity, Patent ductus arteriosus, Anemia of prematurity are the major Problems of Extremely Low Birth weight Infants.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity did not prevent the development of persistent and significant obstructive apnea in children by the time they were 9 years old.
The company added that Caffeine Citrate Injection USP and Caffeine Citrate Oral Solution USP are indicated for the short-term treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants between 28 and less than 33 weeks gestational age.
Apnea monitoring, as presented in this context, centers on infants who have either apnea of prematurity (AOP), an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE), apnea of infancy (AOI) or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).