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06:22 Dec 2, 2001
German to French translations [Non-PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / sports
German term or phrase: Apnoe
Apnoe ist das Tauchen mit dem Luftvorrat in der Lunge

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5 +1apnee
Jack Doughty



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(First e should have an acute accent)
Medical term, Latin is apnoea (British English the same, US English apnea). It means suspension of breathing.
From web:
The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.

    Reference: http://www.sleepapnea.org/geninfo.html#defined
    Russian-English medical dictionary (Russian is same as German); Cassell's New French Dictionary.
Jack Doughty
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agree  Mireille: yes, apnée
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