apneustic breathing ap·neus·tic breathing (āp-nōō’stĭk, -nyōō’-)
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 […]
a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea) . n. “suspension of breathing,” also apnoea, 1719, Modern Latin, from Greek apnoia “absence of respiration,” from apnos “without breathing,” from a- “not” (see a- (3)) + pnein “to breathe” (see pneuma). apnea ap·ne·a (āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə) […]
an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9690 feet (2954 meters). a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo-, has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; […]
- Apo koinu
Greek, literally “in common.” Applied to sentences with one subject and two predicates; a formation rare in modern English, though it occurs more often in Old English. Cf. koine.