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Breathing Patterns 1

Breathing Patterns - HCCRT

QuestionAnswer
Apnea? Complete absence of breathing
Eupnea? Normal breathing
Biot's Breathing? Short episodes of rapid, uniformly deep inspirations, followed by 10-30 sec. of apnea. Often seen in patients with meningitis.
Hyperpenea? Increased depth (volume) of breathing with or without an increased frequency
Hyperventilation? increased rate or depth of breathing that causes an increase in CO2
Tachypnea? (Tak-kip-nee-a) A rapid rate of breathing RR>24
Cheyne-Stokes Breathing? Graduate increase and the decrease of rate and volume of breathing then 5-10 seconds of apnea. Often occurs in patients with cerebral disorders and CHF
Kussmaul Breathing? Both an increased depth (hypernea) and rate of breathing. CO2 decreases, O2 increases.
Orthopnea? A condition in which an individual is able to breathe most comfortably only in an upright position
Dyspnea? Difficulty in breathing, of which the individual is aware. (SHORTNESS OF BREATH)
Created by: sweetpea15kp