(pathology) The cessation of breathing, most often in reference to transient instances thereof during sleep.
(pathology) Difficult or labored respiration; shortness of breath.
transient cessation of respiration.
difficult or labored respiration
transient cessation of respiration
Apnea (BrE: apnoea) is the cessation of breathing. During apnea, there is no movement of the muscles of inhalation, and the volume of the lungs initially remains unchanged.