Cheyne-Stokes respiration

adj. Med. (of a breathing cycle) with a gradual decrease of movement to a complete stop, followed by a gradual increase.
Etymology: J. Cheyne, Sc. physician d. 1836, and W. Stokes, Ir. physician d. 1878

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noun
abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
Syn: ↑periodic breathing

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noun or cheyne-stokes breathing \\ˈchān(ē)ˈstōks-\
Usage: usually capitalized C&S
Etymology: after John Cheyne died 1836 Scottish physician who first described it, and William Stokes died 1878 Irish physician who also noted it
: cyclic breathing marked by a gradual increase in the rapidity of the respirations followed by a gradual decrease and total cessation for from 5 to 50 seconds observed in cardiac and cerebral and related conditions

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Cheyne-Stokes breathing or Cheyne-Stokes respiration «CHAYN STOHKS»,
Medicine. a type of abnormal breathing found in certain cerebral and cardiac disorders, characterized by alternating periods of heavy, agonized breathing and of temporary suspension of breath.
[< John Cheyne, 1777-1836, a Scottish physician, and William Stokes, 1804-1878, an Irish physician, both of whom described it]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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