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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apnea mean? 

APNEA (noun)
  The noun APNEA has 1 sense:

1. transient cessation of respiration

  Familiarity information: APNEA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

APNEA (noun)

Sense 1apnea [BACK TO TOP]


Transient cessation of respiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("apnea" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "apnea"):

periodic apnea of the newborn (irregular breathing of newborns; periods of rapid breathing followed by apnea; believed to be associated with sudden infant death syndrome)

sleep apnea (apnea that occurs during sleep)

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