Adjective "apnoeic" definition and examples

(Apnoeic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/apˈniːɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Has his wife noticed him stop breathing (apnoeic episodes), or has he woken with a choking sensation?'
  2. 'Some 70 percent had a history of unexplained illness (including apnoeic attacks, or episodes of 'near-miss cot death').'

More definitions

1. a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea)

2. asphyxia.

More examples(as adjective)

"pauses can be apnoeic."

"patients can be apnoeic."

"mechanisms can be apnoeic."

Origin

(apnea)