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ap•ne•a



Pronunciation: (ap'nē-u, ap-nē'u), [key]
n. Pathol.
1. a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea).
2. asphyxia. Also,ap'noe•a.

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