Breathing – slowed or stopped

Alternative Names

Respiration slowed or stopped; Not breathing; Respiratory arrest; Apnea

Definition of Breathing – slowed or stopped

Breathing that slows down or stops from any cause is called apnea.

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, Clinic. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/16/2009

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