Definition of apnoeic in English:

apnoeic

adjective

Medicine
  • See apnoea

    • ‘No further review or intervention occurred until two hours later when the patient was noted to be apnoeic and pulseless.’
    • ‘Has his wife noticed him stop breathing (apnoeic episodes), or has he woken with a choking sensation?’
    • ‘Each apnoeic event per hour of sleep added about 1% to the risk of having hypertension.’
    • ‘Some 70 percent had a history of unexplained illness (including apnoeic attacks, or episodes of 'near-miss cot death').’
    • ‘A pocket mask will enable ventilatory support to be given to apnoeic patients (whether due to trauma or medical causes).’

Pronunciation

apnoeic

/apˈniːɪk/