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apnea

noun ap·nea

Medical Definition of apnea

  1. 1:  transient cessation of respiration whether normal (as in hibernating animals) or abnormal (as that caused by certain drugs)—see sleep apnea

  2. 2:  asphyxia

  3. ap·ne·ic or chiefly British ap·noe·ic \ap-ˈnē-ik\play adjective



Variants of apnea

or chiefly British ap·noea \ˈap-nē-ə, ap-ˈnē-\play play

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