apnea

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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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Caffeine Citrate Injection is indicated for the short term treatment of apnea of prematurity (AOP) in infants between 28 and <33 weeks gestational age.
If pharmacological therapy is needed to stimulate breathing in apnea of prematurity (AOP), methylxanthines are considered the first-line agents of choice.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term (10-12 days) treatment of apnea of prematurity in infants between 28 and <33 weeks gestational age.