apneusis

noun

ap·​neu·​sis ap-ˈn(y)ü-səs How to pronounce apneusis (audio)
plural apneuses -ˌsēz How to pronounce apneusis (audio)
: sustained tonic contraction of the respiratory muscles resulting in prolonged inspiration

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“Apneusis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apneusis. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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