apnea

noun ap·nea \ ˈap-nē-ə \

Definition of apnea

1 : transient cessation of respiration; especially : sleep apnea
2 : asphyxia 1

apneic

play \-nē-ik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of apnea

New Latin, from a- + -pnea


Medical Dictionary

apnea

noun ap·nea
variants: or chiefly British apnoea play \ˈap-nē-ə, ap-ˈnē-\

medical Definition of apnea

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

apneic

or chiefly British apnoeic play \ap-ˈnē-ik\ adjective

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