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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.
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Adj.1.apneic - of or relating to apnea
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This is because a person's heartbeat becomes irregular during an apneic episode causing a rise in blood pressure.
The natural result is a decrease in the frequency and duration of apneic and hypopnea events, including snoring.
The reduced sleep efficiency in EEG [19] and autonomic arousals secondary to apneic spells, a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is further accentuated by hypothyroidism.
In the emergency room the infant became apneic and was successfully treated with naloxone, suggesting a narcotic overdose due to the presence of hydromorphone in breast milk.
She sees a baby born vaginally through meconium and emerge apneic into the midwife's arms.
The silence occurs when the individual is apneic or he/she stops breathing.
There were no apneic or hyperpneic periods during the postoperative follow-up.
EEG arousals were subclassified as follows: total arousal, the sum of all arousals divided by total sleep time; limb arousal, a sudden increase in EEG frequency following spontaneous limb movement in the absence of an apneic event or crescendo snoring; respiratory arousal, a sudden increase in EEG frequency within three breaths after termination of a respiratory apneic event; and spontaneous arousal, a sudden increase in EEG frequency in the absence of an obvious precipitating event.
This required an apneic technique and a 0[degrees] rigid Hopkins rod camera placed through the stoma to achieve good visualization of the area.
It's often detected by others who witness the loud snoring, interrupted by the quiet of the apneic episode.
Scientists have long described CPAP as an "air splint for the upper airway" believing that the pressurized air exerts an outward pushing force against the upper airway structures that is greater than the inward pulling force acting on the structures during an apneic episode.
Non apneic mechanism of arterial 02 desaturation during REM sleep.