sleep apnea

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Related to Sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

sleep apnea

n.
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.

sleep′ ap`nea


n.
a brief suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
cot death, crib death, infant death, SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
apnea - transient cessation of respiration
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Immune function changes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome.
Objective: To study the effect of adding body mass index and neck circumference to Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome in sleep clinics.
Ying, "Effects of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome on blood pressure and c-reactive protein in male hypertension patients," Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, vol.