eupnoea


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eupnoea

(juːpˈnɪə) or

eupnea

n
(Physiology) physiol normal relaxed breathing. Compare dyspnoea
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek eupnoia, from eupnous breathing easily, from eu- + pnoē, from pnein to breathe]
eupˈnoeic, eupˈneic adj
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Noun1.eupnoea - normal relaxed breathing
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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The ventilatory responsiveness to C[O.sub.2] below eupnoea as a determinant of ventilatory stability in sleep.
After a brief period of eupnoea (approximately 5 min), in the expiratory phase, the T-shaped valve was switched to breathing a mixture with high C[O.sub.2] content so that the next breath was taken using this mixture.
It is sensitive to the changes in the background drive to breathe ('plant gain') (34,35) as well as to the slope of the reduction in ventilation below eupnoea in response to induced hypocapnia ('controller gain') (35).