Cheyne-Stokes respirationCheyne-Stokes respiration
respiration characterized by cycles of deep, rapid breathing and weak, slow breathing, as in cases of heart failure or coma
Origin of Cheyne-Stokes respirationafter J. Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and W. Stokes (1804-78), Irish physician
An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.
Origin of Cheyne-Stokes respirationAfter John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and William Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician