(pathol) alternating shallow and deep breathing, as in comatose patients
- Cheyne-stokes respiration
Cheyne-Stokes respiration n. An abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by a gradual increase in depth and sometimes in rate to a maximum depth, followed by a decrease resulting in apnea, usually seen in comatose individuals having diseased nervous centers of respiration.
[shey] /ʃeɪ/ preposition, French. 1. at or in the home of; with. /ʃe/ preposition 1. at the home of 2. with, among, or in the manner of 1740, from French chez “at the house of,” from Old French chiese “house” (12c.), from Latin casa “house.” Used with French personal names, meaning “house of _____.”
deceitful, a town where Shelah, the son of Judah, was born (Gen. 38:5). Probably the same as Achzib (q.v.).
1. congestive heart failure 2. Switzerland-franc