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Apnea

Definition(s)

Temporary absence of breathing or prolonged respiratory failure.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Transient cessation of respiration whether normal (as in hibernating animals) or abnormal (as that caused by certain drugs).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014