Definition of Cheyne–Stokes breathing in English:

Cheyne–Stokes breathing

Syllabification: Cheyne–Stokes breath·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈCHān ˈstōks ˈbrēT͟HiNG, ˈCHānē
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A cyclical pattern of breathing in which movement gradually decreases to a complete stop and then returns to normal. It occurs in various medical conditions, and at high altitudes.
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    • For example, in patients with congestive heart failure, theophylline therapy may alleviate Cheyne-Stokes breathing by decreasing the circulatory delay.
    • There can be dignity in death and dying, but surely this is not the case when Cheyne-Stokes breathing stops and a team of doctors starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
    • This study demonstrates that patients with Cheyne-Stokes breathing and symptomatic chronic heart failure improve the time they can remain awake when they are given therapeutic ASV.

Origin

late 19th century: named after John Cheyne (1777–1836), Scottish physician, and William Stokes (1804–78), Irish physician.

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