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hypopnea Syllabification: hy·po·pne·a
Pronunciation: /hīˈpäpnēə/ /hi-/

Definition of hypopnea in English:


Abnormally slow or shallow breathing.
Example sentences
  • Sleep-disordered breathing is characterized by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, apneas, and hypopneas.
  • The severity of the condition is measured by the number of apneas (cessations of airflow) or hypopneas (reductions in airflow) that cause sleep arousal.
  • Analysis of nocturnal respiration included detection of apneas, hypopneas (central and obstructive), and periods of desaturation.
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