breath-holding

breath-hold·ing

(breth'hōld-ing),
Voluntary or involuntary cessation of breathing; often seen in young children as a response to frustration.

breath-holding

[breth-]
Etymology: AS, braeth + ME, holden
a form of voluntary apnea that is usually but not necessarily performed with a closed glottis. Although breath-holding may be prolonged for several minutes, it is invariably terminated either voluntarily or when the person or child loses consciousness.

breath-holding

(brĕth-hōl′dĭng)
The voluntary or involuntary stopping of breathing may be seen in children who use this to attempt to control the behavior of their parents.
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Breath-holding spells are events where children will cry until they begin to turn blue with loss of consciousness and collapse.
A Sailor died while practicing breath-holding in an MWR pool.
The nifty breath-holding adaptation has allowed cockroaches to colonise drier habitats and may allow them to thrive in climate change, according to George McGavin of the University of Oxford.
SPHERE I GO David in training for his world record underwater breath-holding attempt
Sugano et al (32) compared 3 different patterns of respiratory suspension: midnormal respiration, inspiratory, and expiratory breath-holding acquisitions for portal-vein flow assessment, concluding that expiratory breath-hold increases blood flow to the greatest degree, with deep inspiratory breath-holding resulting in the least portal-venous flow.
About 5% of healthy children under 8 years of age have breath-holding spells.
Adrian Lole, UK development director for RLSS UK, said: "We have concerns that David Blaine's stunt will trigger youngsters to try a breath-holding exercise.
Lower levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen caused by competitive and repetitive breath-holding in swimming pools can and do kill.
They undertake a series of continuous shallow nasal breathing exercises, mixed with breath-holding exercises.
NORTHRIDGE - An apparently drunk man participating in an underwater breath-holding contest nearly drowned Sunday in an apartment complex swimming pool, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said.
As the first and only technology designed to track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movement throughout the treatment, Synchrony is designed to minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue and critical structures and allows patients to breathe normally without breath-holding or gating techniques.
Hitting fell by 35 per cent, crying was down 21 per cent and breath-holding fell by 14 per cent.