periodic breathing

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Noun1.periodic breathing - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
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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I appreciate some families may not be able to achieve restful sleep with every snuffle, coo, or occasional gasp sparked by periodic breathing. However, many of my patient's parents do not have the luxury of having a separate bedroom for their children.
Central sleep apnea (CSA) and periodic breathing (PB) have occasionally been described in adults with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) [3].
d) Introduce holding positions, stroking and gentle stretching prior to any massage to relieve physiological flexion and abdominal tension and reduce the occurrence of 'periodic breathing'.
Even in the fully open configuration, the parachute canopy goes through a periodic breathing motion where the diameter varies between its minimum and maximum values.
CHICAGO -- First-in-man results of a fully implantable system for chronic phrenic nerve stimulation for treatment of central sleep apnea in heart failure patients showed significant improvements in the periodic breathing pattern that were sustained and even enhanced during 1 month of therapy, a study has shown.

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