apnoea

n.
temporary cessation of breathing from any cause, formally defined as a reduction in nasal airflow to less than 30% of normal for more than 10 seconds. The presence of more than five episodes of apnoea per hour of sleep is indicative of obstructive sleep apnoea. Attacks of apnoea are common in newborn babies and should be taken seriously although they do not necessarily indicate serious illness. See also sleep apnoea.
apnoeic adj.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Apnoea — Ap*n[oe] a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. a priv. + ?, ?, breath, ? to breathe, blow.] (Med.) Partial privation or suspension of breath; suffocation; same as {{apnea}}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apnoea — apnoea. См. остановка дыхания. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • apnoea — Véase apnea. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • apnoea — n. temporary cessation of breathing from any cause, formally defined as a reduction in nasal airflow to less than 30% of normal for more than 10 seconds. The presence of more than five episodes of apnoea per hour of sleep is indicative of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • apnoea — apnea apnea n. 1. transient cessation of respiration. [Also spelled {apnoea}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apnoea — noun Apnoea/apnea is used after these nouns: ↑sleep …   Collocations dictionary

  • apnoea — chiefly British variant of apnea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apnoea — n. respiratory failure; asphyxia; inability to breath (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apnoea — [ap ni:ə] (US apnea) noun Medicine temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep. Origin C18: mod. L., from Gk apnoia, from apnous breathless …   English new terms dictionary

  • apnoea — ap·noea …   English syllables

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