Sleep-apnea



noun
1.
See under apnea.
noun, Pathology.
1.
a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea)
2.
asphyxia.

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

sleep apnea n.
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness.
apnea
(āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə)
The temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
sleep apnea
Apnea caused by upper airway obstruction during sleep, associated with frequent awakening and often with daytime sleepiness. It occurs most often in people who are obese or who have an obstructed respiratory tract or neurological abnormalities.

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