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Definition of the noun apnea

What does apnea mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: apneas

  1. transient cessation of respiration
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: symptom = any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
    • more specific terms:


Who is Apnea?

Apnea a.k.a. Apneatic: Apnea or Apneatic, born in Houston, Texas on July 26, 1985, is a nude model and is popular amongst the Goth/pin-up/erotic online community. She started her modeling career in 2003 with Philip Warner as her photographer.


  1. apnea is a musical group.
  2. Apnea is a musical group.
    • album: "Silent Cities"


Apnea is a record label.


  1. "Apnea" is a 2012 short film directed by Jeremy Hatcher.
  2. "Apnea" is a 2011 animated short film directed by Flora Molinie.
    • also known as Apnée
    • country: France
    • producer: Dark Prince
    • genre: Animation
    • released in (4 years ago)
  3. "Apnea" is a short film, directed by Manuela Martelli.
  4. "Apnea" is a film, directed by Aris Bafaloukas.
    • genres: Thriller, Drama


  1. "Apnea" is a song recorded and written by Guatemalan recording artist Ricardo Arjona, released on March 4 2014. The song is the lead single from his fourteenth studio album, Viaje. At the beginning of 2014, Arjona explained to People en Espanol that he couldn't find another perfect word to describe his past and reminiscing about his memories "Apnea" was the best word to fulfill his journey. The music video was nominated for Video of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 2015.
  2. "Apnea" is a musical album of O. Children.
    • released in
  3. "Apnea" is a musical album of Marco Carola.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  4. "Apnea" is a musical album of The Psyke Project.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Apnea" is a musical album of Necrotic Degradation.
    • released in (5 years ago)


Apnea, apnoea, or apnœa is a term for suspension of external breathing. During apnea, there is no movement of the muscles of inhalation and the volume of the lungs initially remains unchanged. Depending on how blocked the airways are, there may or may not be a flow of gas between the lungs and the environment; gas exchange within the lungs and cellular respiration is not affected.

  • also known as Apnœa, Apnoea, Apneic

Phrases with Apnea

  1. periodic apnea of the newborn
  2. sleep apnea

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Apnea

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Google previewPerinatal Asphyxia (2006)

by Alberto Lacoius-Petruccelli

Pathological apnea is a period of lack of breathing that lasts 15 sec or more and is associated with slow heart rate (bradycardia) of 100/min or less. The concept of apnea and bradycardia may vary: an example of bradycardia in a newborn is a ...

Google previewSnoring & Sleep Apnea (2008)

Sleep Well, Feel Better by Dr. Ralph A. Pascualy, MD

Sleep apnea is a potentially fatal disorder.

Google previewMosby's Pediatric Nursing Reference (2007)

by Cecily Lynn Betz, Linda A. Sowden

Apnea is the cessation of respiration for more than 20 seconds with or without cyanosis, hypotonia, or bradycardia.

Central apnea is a respiratory pause, the cause of which is related to the failure of the excitatory mechanisms to function ...

Google previewFast Facts for Health Promotion in Nursing (2013)

Promoting Wellness in a Nutshell by Carol A. Miller, MSN, RN-BC

Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is the occurrence of eight or more episodes per hour of the involuntary cessation of airflow for 10...

Sleep apnea is an important focus of health promotion because if left untreated, it increases the risk of stroke, ...

Google previewIntroduction to Medical Terminology (2014)

by Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder

Apnea is the absence of breathing.

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep for long- enough periods to cause a measurable decrease in blood oxygen levels. Obstructive ...

Google previewVander's Human Physiology, The Mechanisms of Body Function (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep apnea caused by obstruction of the airway. It is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These episodes, called apneas (literally, 'without breath'), each last long enough that one or more ...

Google previewThe Clinician's Handbook of Natural Medicine (2008)

by Joseph E. Pizzorno Jr., Michael T. Murray, Herb Joiner-Bey

Sleep Apnea ○ Sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep disordered breathing. It is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep, with snoring between apnea episodes (not everyone who snores has this condition) or ...

Google previewSleep-Disordered Breathing: Beyond Obstructive Sleep Apnea, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, An Issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, (2014)

by Carolyn D'Ambrosio

Cheyne-Stokes respiration Sleep-disordered breathing CPAP BPAP Sleep apnea is a common and underdiagnosed comorbidity of heart failure. Untreated sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for increased mortality in heart failure.

Google previewSaint-Frances Guide to Outpatient Medicine (1999)

by Craig Frances, Stephen Bent, Sanjay Saint

Obstructive apnea is the most common type; airflow cessation is caused by upper airway obstruction (usually from the tongue, uvula, tonsils, or nasopharynx). b. Central...

Mixed apnea is a combination of the obstructive and central types.

Google previewAdult Add (2011)

A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Stephanie Sarkis

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can result in even more problems paying attention than usual (Beebe et al. 2004). During a sleep apnea episode, your airway becomes blocked by the soft tissue in the back of your throat.

Google previewMedical Terminology for Health Professions (2012)

by Ann Ehrlich, Carol Schroeder

Apnea is the absence of breathing. (E) Cheyne-Stokes is an alternating...

means without, ox n Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which means oxygen, and -ia means abnormal condition). If breathing repeatedly stops and ...

Google previewStructure & Function of the Body - E-Book (2013)

by Gary A. Thibodeau, Kevin T. Patton

If breathing stops completely for a brief period, regardless of cause, it is called apnea (AP-nee-ah). Sleep apnea is a condition that results in brief but often frequent stops in breathing during sleep. It is often caused by enlarged tonsil tissue and ...

Google previewSleep Disorders Medicine (2009)

Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects by Sudhansu Chokroverty

Sleep apnea is a treatable condition, so it is important to make this diagnosis correctly. In addition, MSLT and PSG studies are important for a narcolepsy diagnosis, although in elderly people this diagnosis may have been made many years ...

Google previewFundamentals of Sleep Technology (2012)

by Teofilo Lee-Chiong, M.D.

Central apnea is the lack of respiratory drive to the diaphragm and the subsequent lack...

Google previewEvaluation of Sleep Complaints, An Issue of Sleep Medicine Clinics, (2014)

by Clete Kushida

Mixed apnea means that there is an interval during which respiratory effort is absent, and then partially restored at the end of...

Google previewSynopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2002)

by Gary Robert Fleisher, Stephen Ludwig, Benjamin K. Silverman

Apnea is the final manifestation of many pathophysiologic processes seen among patients of all ages, but neonates and infants can experience apneic episodes in response to a variety of physiologic and pathophysiologic processes not seen ...

Google previewPrevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Continuum, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics (2011)

by Prakash C. Deedwania

Sleep apnea Sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for CAD, stroke, and arrhythmia, and is estimated to be present in 9% of middle- aged ...

Google previewHuman Biology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep.

Google previewPocket ICU (2012)

by Gyorgy Frendl, Richard D. Urman

RINGER, MD, PhD Apnea is the Hallmark Sign of Neonatal Depression Primary apnea: occurs shortly after a stress or insult to the baby, and is easily corrected with stimulation • Primary apnea (untreated) will progress through ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Body Systems (2010)

by Julie McDowell

Sleep Apnea Apnea comes from the Greek word meaning “without breath.” Sleep apnea is characterized by a brief stoppage in breathing during sleep that can last from 10 seconds to over a minute and occurs as many as hundreds of times ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

State Wake NREM sleep REM sleep Hyperpnea/apnea Eupnea/hyperpnea Hypopnea/apnea Breathing pattern Voluntary Obstruction Desynchronization or metabolic of respiratory Increased tonic and phasic neural drive Strong tonic neural ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (2010)

by Charles Pollak, Michael J. Thorpy, Jan Yager

apnea Derived from the Greek word that means “want of breath,” apnea has occurred if breathing stops for at least 10 seconds, as detected by airflow ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Apnea is defined as a lack of respiration for a period of 20 to 30 seconds with or without an accompanied decrease in heart rate to ≤80 beats per minute with resultant cyanosis. Twenty- five percent of infants in premature nurseries, but only a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heart Diseases (2005)

by M. Gabriel Khan

SLEEP APNEA AND HYPERTENSION Since the mid-1980s there has been considerable controversy regarding the relationship between OSA and hypertension. Small studies and some population surveys support the notion that either ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

apnea APMPPE Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. APN advanced practice nurse. APNA American Psychiatric Nurses Association. APN- CS advanced practice nurse–clinical specialist. apnea (ap-ne ̄a ̆, apne ̄-a ̆) ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2011)

by Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN, Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN, Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

doctor may provide the patient with simplified tests to be used at home to diagnose sleep apnea. These tests usually involve oximetry, measurement of airflow, and measurement of breathing patterns. A patient with obstructive sleep apnea ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Obstructive sleep apnea is most common in overweight individuals, who have deposits of fat in the upper airway that predispose them to obstruction. However, other physical characteristics, including large tonsils, large tongue, or receding ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Molecular and Systemic Pathophysiology Obstructive sleep apnea is thought to result from a decrease of pharyngeal muscle tone during sleep, a loss that can be compensated during waking. The airway collapses and is only reopened after ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes] (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

Apnea. in. Heart. Failure. Jessica Ann Jiménez and Paul J. Mills Within Westernized nations, heart failure (HF) is a major public health concern. The burden of the disease continues to increase as the population ages, and the prognosis is grim ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

sleep apnea Disorder characterized by respiratory cessations during sleep. Many physiological changes and symptoms are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Apnea is a brief pause in one's breathing pattern. When it occurs for extended periods or frequently during sleep, it may be a cause for concern. Pauses of 20 seconds five or more times per hour in adults indicate the presence of sleep apnea ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell

sleep apnea This is a safe procedure, requiring only tiny doses of radiation. Because the radioactive substance is ingested or injected, it avoids the risks of some X-ray procedures in which a radiopaque dye is inserted through a catheter into ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

from sleep apnea and incidence is increasing. Sleep apnea can be obstructive ( OSA), where the upper airway is closed; central (CSA), where no breathing effort is made; or a mixture of both. There are shared genetic risk factors between OSA ...

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