Apnoea



a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea)
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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 terminates fatally by apnoea from extension of the membrane into the larynx.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

When the temperature is at about 16 C., the periods of apnoea in the gradually awaking animal are very short and infrequent.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4 Various

Their paralysis is very ominous, and may prove fatal in a short time from apnoea.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

Later, when the danger to life from apnoea becomes more imminent, a hissing or whistling sound succeeds.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

noun
a temporary inability to breathe
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)
n.
Temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
ap·ne’ic adj. & n.
apnea
(āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə)
The temporary absence or cessation of breathing.

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