Cheyne-Stokes respiration


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Cheyne-Stokes respiration

 (chān′stōks′, chā′nē-stōks′)
n.
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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Noun1.Cheyne-Stokes respiration - 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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Effects ofinhaled carbon dioxide and oxygen on Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with heart failure.
Barth, "Cheyne-stokes respiration as an additional risk factor for pulmonary hypertension in a boy with trisomy 21 and atrioventricular septal defect," Pediatric Pulmonology, vol.
Fenske et al., "Brain natriuretic peptide for prediction of Cheyne-Stokes respiration in heart failure patients," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.
Cheyne-Stokes respiration may be caused by disease or malfunctioning of the part of the brain that controls breathing (as it occurs in some cases of stroke, head injury or drug overdose).
Cheyne-Stokes respiration with central sleep apnoea in chronic heart failure: proposals for a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy.