apneusis

An abnormal respiratory pattern consisting of a pause at full inspiration; a prolonged inspiratory cramp caused by a lesion at the mid or caudal pontine level of the brainstem. [G. a- priv. + pneusis, a breathing, fr. pneo, to breathe]

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ap·neu·sis ap-'n(y)ü-səs n, pl ap·neu·ses -.sēz sustained tonic contraction of the respiratory muscles resulting in prolonged inspiration

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n.
a state in which prolonged inhalation occurs. It occurs when the appropriate inhibitory influences are prevented from reaching the inspiratory centre of the brain.

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ap·neu·sis (ap-nooґsis) [a-1 + pneusis] a condition marked by maintained inhalational activity unrelieved by exhaling, each inhalation being long and cramplike; it follows excision of the pneumotaxic center in the upper part of the pons. apneustic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • apneusis — ap·neu·sis …   English syllables

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