apnea

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Related to secondary apnea: Apnea of prematurity, primary apnea

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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(2) It is vital for the resuscitation provider to recognize the importance of differentiating between primary and secondary apnea, and the respiratory response to stimulation may help to quickly estimate how recently the event began.
The bad: if the newborn continues to remain apneic (as in secondary apnea) and no amount of stimulation works, then the next appropriate step is to initiate PPV immediately to avoid the danger of prolonging anoxia.