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ap·ne·a

also ap·noe·a  (ăp′nē-ə, ăp-nē′ə)
n.
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.

ap•ne•a

(ˈæp ni ə, æpˈni ə)

n.
suspension of breathing. Compare sleep apnea.
[1710–20; < New Latin apnoea < Greek ápnoia <ápno(os) breathless (a- a-6 + pneîn to breathe)]
ap•ne′ic, adj.

apnea, apnoea

a temporary interruption in breathing. — apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apnea - transient cessation of respirationapnea - transient cessation of respiration  
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
periodic apnea of the newborn - irregular breathing of newborns; periods of rapid breathing followed by apnea; believed to be associated with sudden infant death syndrome
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
Translations

ap·ne·a

n. apnea, falta de respiración.

apnea

n apnea; obstructive sleep — apnea obstructiva del sueño
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(8-13) The 3 subtypes of SA among poststroke patients are obstructive SA (OSA), central SA (CSA), and mixed apnea. OSA presents as a consequence of mechanical narrowing in the airway system, CSA refers to loss of ventilator drive as a consequence of changes within the respiratory centers in the brain, and mixed apnea is a combination of central and peripheral breathing cessation.
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