induced apnea

in·duced ap·ne·a

intentional respiratory arrest during general anesthesia produced by hypocapnia, by a muscle relaxant drug, by respiratory center depression, or by sudden cessation of controlled respiration.
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However, when the scientists wrapped an animal in heating blankets to slowly raise its core body temperature 4[degrees] to 5[degrees]F, the induced apnea lasted some 200 seconds.