Recent Examples of apnea from the Web
Inside the complex, there is a man with apnea who cannot sleep at night without power to his oxygen machine.
Safety advocates want federal regulators to revive the sleep-apnea rules that the U.S. is dropping.
McGirr’s apnea was alleviated by a device known as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) system, a nose-nozzle contraption that makes its wearer look a little like Darth Vader unmasked.
Lupe Herasimchuk didn't have time to retrieve her CPAP machine, a device that helps those with sleep apnea breathe easier.
Fitbit claims this could help the device alert the user of sleep apnea, a condition that causes breathing interruption during sleep.
Bariatric surgery is also proven to help combat serious diseases caused by obesity such as coronary artery disease and obstructive sleep apnea.
Many of the largest passenger railroads, including Amtrak, require engineers to undergo sleep apnea screening.
Keep on Trucking: The Trump administration has withdrawn an Obama-era proposal to require that truck drivers be screened for sleep apnea, a condition that in severe cases can cause people to fall asleep without warning.
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Origin and Etymology of apnea
First Known Use: circa 1719See Words from the same year
medical Definition of apnea
apneicor chiefly British apnoeic play \ap-ˈnē-ik\ adjective
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