Cheyne-Stokes respiration

noun
\ ˌchān(-ē)-ˌstōks- How to pronounce Cheyne-Stokes respiration (audio) \

Medical Definition of Cheyne-Stokes respiration

: cyclic breathing marked by a gradual increase in the rapidity of respiration followed by a gradual decrease and total cessation for from 5 to 50 seconds and found especially in advanced kidney and heart disease, asthma, and increased intracranial pressure

called also Cheyne-Stokes breathing

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“Cheyne-Stokes respiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cheyne-Stokes%20respiration. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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