Cheyne-Stokes respiration(redirected from Chain-Stokes breathing)
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Cheyne-Stokes respiration(chān′stōks′, chā′nē-stōks′)
An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.
[After John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and William , Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician.]
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|Noun||1.||Cheyne-Stokes respiration - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate|
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