Apnoeic



a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea)
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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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