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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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In case of individuals with obstructive sleep apnoea, the distance from the soft palate to the posterior pharyngeal wall reduces, which results in posteriorly positioned maxilla.
The frequency of apnoea or hypopnoea is used to assess the severity of this condition.
LOUD snoring is one of the most common problems associated with sleep apnoea.
The medical cost of undiagnosed sleep apnoea. Sleep 1999; 22 : 749-55.
It is concluded that all babies <32 weeks gestation need to be closely monitored for apnoea. Apnoeic spells occurring in infants at or near term are always abnormal and are nearly always associated with serious, identifiable causes.
Clinical risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea in children.
The researchers concluded that treatment with a low energy diet improves obstructive sleep apnoea in obese men, with the greatest effect in patients with severe disease.
Weight loss: Bringing a child back to the normal weight for his/her age and height can help relieve paediatric sleep apnoea.
Every time someone with sleep apnoea snores, their throat is constricting to block their airway, which also cuts off oxygen to the brain.
Occupational exposure to organic solvents as a cause of sleep apnoea. Br J Ind Med 1993;50:276-9.
Then it's time to visit an oral maxillofacial dental surgeon to rule out the possibility of sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is quite a serious problem and it happens when a person's sleep is disrupted owing to lack of breath.