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ap·ne·aalso 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.
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ap•ne•a(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)]
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a temporary interruption in breathing. — apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||apnea - 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
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n. apnea, falta de respiración.
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apnean apnea; obstructive sleep — apnea obstructiva del sueño
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