hypopnea


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hypopnea

 [hi-pop´ne-ah]
abnormal decrease in depth and rate of respiration; see also bradypnea and hypoventilation. adj., adj hypopne´ic.

hy·pop·ne·a

(hī-pop'nē-ă), In the diphthong pn, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word. Although hypopne'a is the correct pronunciation, the alternative pronunciation hypop'nea is widespread in the U.S.
Breathing that is shallower or slower, than normal.
Synonym(s): oligopnea
[hypo- + G. pnoē, breathing]

hypopnea

/hy·pop·nea/ (hi-pop´ne-ah) diminished depth and rate of respiration.hypopne´ic

hypopnea

(hī-pŏp′nē-ə, hī′pō-nē′ə)
n.
Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.

hy′pop·ne′ic adj.

hypopnea

[hīpop′nē·ə, hī′pōnē′ə]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + pnoe, breath
abnormally shallow and slow respiration. In well-conditioned athletes it may be appropriate and is often accompanied by a slow pulse. Otherwise, it is apparent when pleuritic pain limits excursion and is characteristic of damage to the brainstem. Accompanied by a rapid, weak pulse, it is a grave sign. See also respiration rate.

hy·pop·ne·a

(hī-pop'nē-ă)
Breathing that is shallower, or slower, than normal.
Synonym(s): oligopnea, hypopnoea.
[hypo- + G. pnoē, breathing]

hypopnea

the decreased ventilation of the lungs.

Hypopnea

Shallow or excessively slow breathing usually caused by partial closure of the upper airway during sleep, leading to disruption of sleep.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders

hy·pop·ne·a

(hī-pop'nē-ă)
Breathing that is shallower or slower than normal.
Synonym(s): hypopnoea.
[hypo- + G. pnoē, breathing]

hypopnea (hīpop´nēə),

n abnormally shallow and rapid respirations.

hypopnea

abnormal decrease in depth and rate of respiration.
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