n. temporary suspension or arrest of respiration. If the arrest lasts for a long time, the heart may be slowed and EEG (electroencephalogram) changes may occur. Commonly, apnea can occur during sleep (see also sleep apnea) and may also occur as a result of many disorders, such as major epilepsy and concussion.

APNEA (APNOEA): "A person suffering from apnea will stop breathing for a very short period of time. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APNEA (APNOEA)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/apnea-apnoea/ (accessed September 27, 2021).