hypopneic


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hy·pop·ne·a

 (hī-pŏp′nē-ə, hī′pō-nē′ə)
n.
Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.

[hypo- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

hy′pop·ne′ic adj.
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hypopneic

(ˌhaɪpəˈniːɪk)
adj
of or relating to hypopnoea
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Among the various investigations used to diagnose OSA, polysomnography (PSG) is considered as the most reliable method of detecting the frequency of apneic and hypopneic events during sleep.
An overnight sleep study (polysomnography) is the standard diagnostic test for OSA, as it detects the number of apneic and hypopneic episodes, and it allows the calculation of the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI).
AHI was defined as the average number of apneic plus hypopneic episodes per hour of sleep.
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The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was defined as the average number of apneic and hypopneic events per sleep hour.
The apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) was defined as the number of apneic and hypopneic episodes per hour of monitoring.