sleep apnoea

sleep apnoea
cessation of breathing during sleep, which may be obstructive, due to frustrated efforts to breathe against blocked upper airways (see obstructive sleep apnoea), or central, in which there is no evidence of any voluntary effort.

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  • sleep apnoea — see ↑apnoea • • • Main Entry: ↑sleep …   Useful english dictionary

  • sleep apnoea — cessation of breathing during sleep, which may be obstructive, due to frustrated efforts to breathe against blocked upper airways (see obstructive sleep apnoea), or central, in which there is no evidence of any voluntary effort …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sleep apnoea syndrome — see obstructive sleep apnoea …   Medical dictionary

  • sleep apnoea syndrome — SAS; see obstructive sleep apnoea …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • sleep apnoea — /slip ˈæpniə/ (say sleep apneeuh) noun a temporary cessation of breathing during sleep, often caused by obstruction of the airway, as by enlarged tonsils, etc. Also, sleep apnea …  

  • obstructive sleep apnoea — OSA; = obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome; = OSAS a serious condition in which airflow from the nose and mouth to the lungs is restricted during sleep, also called sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS). It is defined by the presence of more than five… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • obstructive sleep apnoea — a serious condition in which airflow from the nose and mouth to the lungs is restricted during sleep, also called sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS). It is defined by the presence of more than five episodes of apnoea per hour of sleep associated with… …   Medical dictionary

  • obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome — see obstructive sleep apnoea …   Medical dictionary

  • obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome — OSAS; see obstructive sleep apnoea …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Sleep apnea — Classification and external resources Obstructive sleep apnea ICD 10 G …   Wikipedia

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