- a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea).
Origin of apnea
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Word Origin and History for apnea
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- Temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
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- The temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
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