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stertor

 [ster´tor]
snoring. adj., adj ster´torous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ster·tor

(ster'tōr),
A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
[L. sterto, to snore]
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stertor

(stûr′tər)
n.
A heavy snoring sound in respiration.

ster′to·rous adj.
ster′to·rous·ly adv.
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ster·tor

(stĕr'tōr)
A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways.
[L. sterto, to snore]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about stertor

Q. In what way snoring is related to ADHD? My 5 year old son snores at night. He has disturbed sleep too and as a result the very next morning he remains sleepy for the day. This makes him tired and he is showing the signs of denial to go to school and make excuses. I have taken him to the doctor for the snoring problem. After some rounds of check up and some tests and with the help of a psychologist he was confirmed for ADHD. In what way snoring is related to ADHD?

A. Sleep apnea (while asleep the person stop breathing occasionally) in children has been linked to growth problems, ADHD, poor school performance, learning difficulties, bedwetting, and high blood pressure. it is a serious matter, if you did a sleep study - it probably shown up if he has it. not all children that snores have sleep apnea.

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The procedure resulted in less prominent stridor, stertor, and retractions, as well as resolution of the daily emesis.
A five year old Rathi cattle was presented with history of severe dyspnoea and stertor evident during respiration.
The most common perceived characteristic of breath sounds among all three groups was biphasic stridor, while the final characteristic observed by the otolaryngology attending physicians was stertor. The most common perceived diagnosis among the three groups was vocal fold paralysis.
Patients with either an acquired or congenital web may present with dysphonia, hoarseness, stertor, stridot, and/or airway obstruction.
On examination, the patient was breathing quietly without stridor or stertor. His tonsils were 1+ and erythematous but without exudate.