apneusis

/ (æpˈnuːsɪs) /

noun

pathol protracted gasping inhalation followed by short inefficient exhalation, which can cause asphyxia

Nearby words

  1. apmt.,
  2. apnea,
  3. apneic,
  4. apneic pause,
  5. apneumia,
  6. apneustic,
  7. apneustic breathing,
  8. apnoea,
  9. apo,
  10. apo koinu

Word Origin for apneusis

from a- 1 + Greek pnein to breathe

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