apneustic breathing

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ap·neus·tic breath·ing

pauses in the respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage of the respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.

apneustic breathing

[apno̅o̅′stik]
Etymology: Gk, a, pneusis, not breathing
a pattern of breathing characterized by a prolonged inspiratory phase followed by expiration apnea. The rate of apneustic breathing is usually around 1.5 breaths per minute. This breathing pattern is often associated with head injury.

ap·neus·tic breath·ing

(ap-nūstik brēdhing)
Gaps in the respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage of the respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.

apneustic breathing

Prolonged breath-holding occurring during inspiration or, less often, during expiration and followed by rapid breathing. This phenomenon is caused by brainstem damage in the PONS.

ap·neus·tic breath·ing

(ap-nūstik brēdhing)
Pauses in respiratory cycle at full inspiration, caused by damage to respiratory control centers in the more caudal pons.