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. Ideally, you should break it just after you exhale.
Apnoea is commonly seen in preterm babies with a periodic breathing pattern characterized by three or more respiratory pauses of >20 seconds duration.
She was also having repeated respiratory pauses with a change in color.