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periodic breathing

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  • n. abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate

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  • An abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by oscillation of ventilation between apnea and hyperpnea, to compensate for changing serum partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Also called Cheyne-Stokes respiration. (Wikipedia)

    May 29, 2008