breath-holding

breath-hold·ing

(breth'hōld-ing),
Voluntary or involuntary cessation of breathing; often seen in young children as a response to frustration.
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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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Children should not have breath-holding contests or participate in underwater swimming challenges that could risk their lives.
There were no field goals made in the extra period, just a bunch of breath-holding on 14 combined free-throw attempts -- only eight that were made.
The journey will be strewn with obstacles and challenges while allowing the gamer to experience the 'breath-holding' excitement like attaching a paper talisman with a sealing spell onto the forehead of a hopping zombie to stop the reanimated corpse from lunging towards him/her.
The Question: Does iron supplementation in young children lessen breath-holding episodes?
Breath-holding spells (BHS) are the most common form of non epileptic paroxysmal events in infancy,yet to date, their precise etiopathogenesis remains unknown.
A recent case control study from Turkey reported maturation delay in myelination of the brainstem as assessed from the interpeak latencies on brainstem auditory evoked potential, as the cause of Breath-holding spells.
Breath-holding spells occur between the ages of 6 months and 5 years in children.
He also famously broke the world record for breath-holding when he seemingly didn't breathe for over 17 minutes on the "Oprah Winfrey Show."
The onset of asystole during expiration may be an extreme example of a normal respirophasic sinus arrhythmia in a vagotonic subject; however, that does not appear to be a sufficient explanation, as asystole could not be reproduced by breath-holding without concomitant use of the inhalers.
The aim of the study was to assess whether the breath-holding test reflects peripheral chemoreflex sensitivity to carbon dioxide in healthy subjects of different ages.
Subjects were instructed to avoid hyperventilation before breath-holding time as well as to perform a not so deep inspiratory breath-hold in order to prevent a Valsalva episode.
Breath-Holding Task Using standardized instructions, participants were asked to hold their breath for as long as they felt comfortable in order to assess experiential avoidance/distress tolerance.