Biot breathing


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Related to Biot breathing: Kussmaul breathing, Biot's Respirations, apneustic breathing

Bi·ot res·pi·ra·tion

(bē-ō'),
completely irregular breathing pattern, with continually variable rate and depth of breathing; results from lesions in the respiratory centers in the brainstem, extending from the dorsomedial medulla caudally to the obex.

Biot breathing

A form of recurrent apnoea characterised by regular volleys of breathing with a fixed tidal volume, punctuated by periods of apnoea, which may be associated with either hypo- or hyperventilation.

Biot breathing

Pulmonology A form of recurrent apnea characterized by regular volleys of breathing with a fixed tidal volume, punctuated by periods of apnea, which may be associated with either hypo- or hyperventilation. Cf Cheyne-Stokes breathing.

Biot,

Camille, French physician, 1878–.
Biot breathing - Synonym(s): Biot respiration
Biot breathing sign - irregular periods of apnea alternating with four or five deep breaths, seen with increased intracranial pressure.
Biot respiration - abrupt, irregular alternating periods of apnea with constant rate and depth of breathing, as that resulting from lesions due to increased intracranial pressure. Synonym(s): ataxic breathing; Biot breathing; respiratory ataxia