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Common Breathing Patterns

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bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-09 21:43

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ApneaAbsense of spontaneous breathing
Biot'sIrregular breathing; breaths vary in depth and rate with periods of apnea, often associated with increased intracranial pressure or damage to the medulla
BradypneaSlower than normal respiratory rate; < 12 breaths/minute in adults; may be associated with neurologic or eletrolyte disturbance, infection or high level of cardiorespiratory fitness
Cheyne-StokesDecreasing rate and depth of breathing with periods of apnea; can occur due to central nervous system damage
EupneaNormal rate and depth of breathing
HyperpneaIncreased rate and depth of breathing
HypopneaDecreased rate and depth of breathing
TachypneaFaster than normal respiratory rate; >20 breaths/min in adults
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