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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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Apneic anesthesia with intermittent ventilation for microsurgery of the upper airway.
The bird was stable throughout the procedure but became apneic and never recovered despite attempts at resuscitation.
This observation is based on a limited amount of data.10 As such, the objective of the study was to make a comparison between theophylline and caffeine when used in standard doses in order to treat and prevent AOP in pre-term neonates to determine any differences in regards to (i) the episodes of apnea (ii) the relationship between serum concentration of methylxanthines and related apneic episodes and (iii) the requirement for monitoring of drug.
(20,22) Although the cause-and-effect relationship remains open to question, presence of SA and/or NSDs are also related to EDS development as evidenced by EDS patients having a higher number of apneic pauses during sleep, poor nighttime sleep quality, and feeling fatigued.
The cases were two patients with CPR (unresponsive patient with no palpable pulse and apneic) and two critically ill patients (septic shock and gastrointestinal active bleeding) consisting of two adults and two children.
one could ask Melania or whoever if he snores a lot or has apneic episodes.
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.
He was called to resuscitate an apneic newborn following a precipitous delivery.
The term "Ondine's curse" was first used by Severinhaus and Mitchell [1] to describe patients who were able to breathe voluntarily after undergoing bilateral spinothalamic tract cordotomies but subsequently became apneic during sleep.
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.