Cheyne-Stokes respiration definition by Webster's New World
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respiration characterized by cycles of deep, rapid breathing and weak, slow breathing, as in cases of heart failure or coma
Cheyne-Stokes respiration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.
Origin: After John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician and William Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician.
cheyne-stokes respiration - Medical Definition
An abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by a gradual increase in depth and sometimes in rate to a maximum depth, followed by a decrease resulting in apnea, usually seen in comatose individuals having diseased nervous centers of respiration.