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apnea

[′ap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
A transient cessation of respiration.
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THRIVE has some capacity to clear C[O.sub.2], and its rate of C[O.sub.2] rise when used in apnoeic patients has been shown to be approximately one-third of that of classical apnoeic ventilation [3].
Compared to non-REM sleep, REM sleep is associated with longer apnoeic episodes and more frequent oxyhaemoglobin desaturation (Findley et al 1985).
A combination of the two apnoeic pathologies can occur in some patients, defined as mixed sleep apnoea.
The aim of the present study was, therefore, to determine the absolute concentration of cerebral metabolites in apnoeic (OSA) and nonapnoeic subjects from five different regions of the brain with an objective to monitor the regional variation of cerebral metabolites in these patients.
The young boy alerted his father, who found the child with the cord around his neck, pale, unresponsive, blue, tongue protruding and apnoeic. His father managed to cut the cord and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for 30 seconds, following which the child became responsive and cried.
Soon after birth, rapid deterioration occurs in these patients, including vomiting, axial hypotonia, apnoeic episodes, respiratory failure, coma and death within a few months.
"It used to be thought that apnoeic snoring had absolutely no acute effects on brain function but this is plainly not true," said New South Global Professor Caroline Rae, the lead author of the study.
Rick was sedated and required ventilatory support due to prolonged apnoeic (cessation of breathing) episodes that followed the seizures.
He suffers from serious respiratory problems, including apnoeic attacks, an involuntary halt to breathing.
Most signers of organ donor cards and families authorizing donation have very little understanding of 'brain death' and of what actually happens in operating rooms." Where they read the phrase 'after my death', many imagine a pulseless corpse and might be horrified to learn that it really means "after I become comatose and apnoeic (cannot breathe), but all my other organs are working fine, I will be eviscerated while still pink and warm, with my heart still spontaneously beating and blood circulating."
Chemical specificity of a laryngeal apnoeic reflex in puppies.