noun[mass 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.
More example sentences
- 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.
late 19th century: named after John Cheyne (1777–1836), Scottish physician, and William Stokes (1804–78), Irish physician.
Definition of Cheyne–Stokes breathing in:
- The US English dictionary