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Meaning of apnea

ap•ne•a

Pronunciation: (ap'nē-u, ap-nē'u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newbornsand in some adults during sleep
  2. asphyxia.
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