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apnea \apnea\ n. 1. transient cessation of respiration. [Also spelled apnoea.]


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}.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"suspension of breathing," also apnoea, 1719, Modern Latin, from Greek apnoia "absence of respiration," from apnos "without breathing," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + pnein "to breathe" (see pneuma).


n. (context pathology English) The cessation of breathing.


n. transient cessation of respiration


Apnea, apnoea, or apnœa (, from ἀ-, privative, πνέειν, to breathe) is a term for suspension of external breathing. During apnea, there is no movement of the muscles of inhalation and the volume of the lungs initially remains unchanged. Depending on how blocked the airways are (patency), there may or may not be a flow of gas between the lungs and the environment; gas exchange within the lungs and cellular respiration is not affected.

Apnea (song)

"Apnea" ("Apnoea") is a song recorded and written by Guatemalan recording artist Ricardo Arjona, released on March 4 2014. The song is the lead single from his fourteenth studio album, Viaje. At the beginning of 2014, Arjona explained to People en Espanol that he couldn't find another perfect word to describe his past and reminiscing about his memories "Apnea" was the best word to fulfill his journey (Viaje). The music video was nominated for Video of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2015.

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This kind of acute traumatic mandibulectomy without reconstruction, before decannulation of the tracheostomy tube can lead to sleep apnea, the doctors said.

Even now, as Hassan gave the assignment to Casca, Yousef was standing in an alley in the Emir of Apnea's city, having gone there for temporary refuge and reduced to the status of a petty criminal who stole from those unwary enough to go out into the streets alone at night.

Casca had been riding on his journey six days when he first spied the spires of the minarets that stood like sentinels over the walls of the city of Apnea.

To Bu Ali, who had returned to his duties with the slave master Mamud, he sent word that it was to be arranged for him to go to Apnea and to observe the actions of Kasim and to make certain the scarred one was returned to Castle Alamut with all dispatch, even if it meant that Bu Ali took over the job which Kasim was sent to do.

That is still better than skulking like beaten dogs through the streets of Apnea trying to steal coppers from beggars.

Without their skins to keep in the moisture, in less than a full day their bodies would be dried to rubbery husks which the captain would bring back to Apnea in triumph.

Sleep problems also include sleeping too much, daytime sleepiness, bad dreams, fears of or resistance to going to sleep, snoring, restless legs, sleep apnea (disruption of breathing during sleep) and other difficulties.

Sleep apnea occurs about 4 times more often in obese children and in African-American children than in other children.

Besides the National Institutes of Health, go to American Sleep Apnea Association, Sleep Net, or enter "sleep Apnea" in a search engine.

Coyle, still wearing his apnea-mouthguard, stared at our room's little viewer.

At that point the person goes from voluntary to involuntary apnea, and the drowning begins in earnest.

The graphs show some tracings that could be very brief apnea but there are also lots of movement artifacts—the baby thrashing around.

The apnea and passing out could be due to smothering—those movement artifacts on the monitor could mean she was struggling.

According to the county, his high blood alcohol concentration might've caused sleep apnea.

At 10:00 they'd pop a little white pill and hurl themselves into hours of sleep apnea.