respiratory pause

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds. See: sleep apnea.

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē pawz)
Cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds.
See also: sleep apnea

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē pawz)
Cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds.
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at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, evaluated the accuracy and sensitivity of Masimo RRa and capnography and found that Masimo RRa had higher sensitivity for detecting respiratory pause events compared to capnography.
Normally, if the respiratory pause is prolonged, the respiratory centers in the brain respond to the rising carbon dioxide and, if this mechanism fails, by the falling oxygen level in the blood.
With this new display capability, clinicians may be able to more readily detect respiratory pause events where there is an absence of breathing, high ambient noise that can degrade the acoustic signal, and improper sensor placement.
She was also having repeated respiratory pauses with a change in color.
Ataxic or Biot's breathing, characterized by irregular respiratory pauses and gasping without periodicity, was present during non-REM sleep.