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OSA

Abbreviation for obstructive sleep apnea.

OSA

Obstructive sleep apnea. See Sleep apnea.

OSA

Abbreviation for obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

A potentially life-threatening condition characterized by episodes of breathing cessation during sleep alternating with snoring or disordered breathing. The low levels of oxygen in the blood of patients with OSA may eventually cause heart problems or stroke.
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OSA,

n obstructive sleep apnea, the most prevalent type of sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted for periods of 10 seconds or more during sleep. Usually caused by obesity, it affects men more often than women.