apneumia ap·neu·mi·a (āp-nōō’mē-ə, -nyōō’-)
Congenital absence of the lungs.
noun (pathol) protracted gasping inhalation followed by short inefficient exhalation, which can cause asphyxia
having no open spiracles, as the tracheal systems of certain aquatic insect larvae. Historical Examples apneustic: without an open tracheal system; respiration is through the skin or through tracheal gills. Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology John. B. Smith adjective of or relating to apneusis (of certain animals) having no specialized organs for respiration
- Apneustic breathing
apneustic breathing apneustic breathing ap·neus·tic breathing (āp-nōō’stĭk, -nyōō’-) n. A series of slow, deep inspirations, each one held for 30 to 90 seconds, after which the air is suddenly expelled by the elastic recoil of the lung.
a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea) . Historical Examples There appears to be a complete paralysis, and death from apnoea seems to be imminent. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various In occasional instances, chiefly in children, it […]