breath-holding test

breath-hold·ing test

a rough index of cardiopulmonary reserve measured by the length of time that a person who is a study subject can voluntarily stop breathing; normal duration is 30 seconds or longer; diminished cardiac or pulmonary reserve is indicated by a duration of 20 seconds or less.
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breath-hold·ing test

(breth-hōld'ing test)
A rough index of cardiopulmonary reserve measured by the length of time that a person can voluntarily stop breathing; normal duration is 30 seconds or longer; diminished cardiac or pulmonary reserve is indicated by a duration of 20 seconds or less.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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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.
In all participants, the breath-holding test was performed in the morning before breakfast.
The breath-holding test was performed as follows: voluntary breath-holding duration was assessed three times, with 10 min intervals of normal resting breathing.
C, visually different BOLD signal curves were observed in both left and right lentiform nucleus of the patient P12, who did not comply with the breath-holding test. In A, B and C, the background colors represent the paradigm tasks during the green (normal breathing), yellow (normal breathing in preparation for holding) and red screen (breath holding).