respiratory pause

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds. See: sleep apnea.

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē pawz)
Cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds.
See also: sleep apnea

res·pi·ra·to·ry pause

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē pawz)
Cessation of air flow for less than 10 seconds.
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Pathologic apnea is a respiratory pause that lasts at least 20 seconds or is associated with cyanosis; abrupt, marked pallor or hypotonia; or bradycardia.
Normally, if the respiratory pause is prolonged, the respiratory centers in the brain respond to the rising carbon dioxide and, if this mechanism fails, by the falling oxygen level in the blood.
You should always break your shot at a natural respiratory pause.
She was also having repeated respiratory pauses with a change in color.