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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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She pointed out that during the night I had 172 apneic attacks lasting one to two minutes at a time.
Later that evening he was found in bed, apneic and unresponsive, with intermittent tonic posturing of the upper extremities.
A critique of the apneic oxygenation test for the diagnosis of "brain death".
Media is creating awareness and injecting new spirit in the nation , he added Talha Mahmood hoped APNEIC would continue working for welfare of newspapers and TV employees.
Apneic oxygenation, maintenance of spontaneous respiration, controlled mechanical ventilation and high frequency jet ventilation are recommended as appropriate methods for bronchoscopy by different centers (7).
Overnight, the patient became apneic and required intubation.
All cases were then subjected to full clinical examination, especially for the clinical signs of infections, namely poor peripheral infusion, capillary refilling time >3 seconds, hypotension, hypothermia or hyperthermia, hypoglycemia, poor feeding, hypotonia, vomiting, abdominal distension, increased needs for ventilation or respiratory instability, tachypnea, increased or decreased heart rate, apneic episodes, seizures in the absence of perinatal asphyxia.
The patient is instructed to "get used to wearing the mask" and the caregivers are informed that simply wearing the mask will not prevent apneic events.
In fact, his mom was sitting next to him and no one may have noticed that he had become apneic if it hadn't been for that monitor.
Key clinical point: An oral appliance to advance the lower jaw reduced apneic episodes, snoring, and restless legs symptoms.
During the apneic events, a person may turn blue from low blood oxygen levels.