HyperDic: periodic_apnea_of_the_newborn

English > 1 sense of the expression periodic apnea of the newborn:
NOUNstateperiodic apnea of the newbornirregular breathing of newborns
English > periodic apnea of the newborn: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningIrregular breathing of newborns; periods of rapid breathing followed by apnea; believed to be associated with sudden infant death syndrome.
Broaderapneatransient cessation of respiration

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