SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME
\slˈiːp ɐpnˈi͡ə sˈɪndɹə͡ʊm], \slˈiːp ɐpnˈiə sˈɪndɹəʊm], \s_l_ˈiː_p ɐ_p_n_ˈiə s_ˈɪ_n_d_ɹ_əʊ_m]\
Definitions of SLEEP APNEA SYNDROME
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Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see SLEEP APENA, CENTRAL), obstructive (see SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE), and mixed central-obstructive types.
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