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What is cheyne-stokes respiration?

Often seen in dying patients

Cheyne-Stokes respiration is an abnormality of the pattern of breathing. It qualifies as a form of sleep apnea. The condition was named after John Cheyne and William Stokes, the physicians who first classified it.  (+ info)

Cheyne-Stokes Breathing?

Explain why individuals can suffer at High Altitude?

in altitude the oxygen level in the air is less. (thin air) that can cause altitude illness which can be treated with o2 and diamox a drug . cheyne stoke breathing is the abnormal breathing pattern noted usually in terminal patients.  (+ info)

How is respiration influenced by oxygen and carbon dioxide?

Can someone please be kind enough to explain to me how respiration is influenced by oxygen and carbon dioxide?

Thanks in advance for your help and answers......... =)

Are you perhaps getting yahoo answers to do your homework?  (+ info)

What is the speed of Respiration in Newborn Babies?

If the baby intakes water in the caesarian case, what should be done? What should be the normal respiration speed in the baby after been kept in the Nursury for about 48 hours?

I think you're refering to baby's respiratory rate,am I right?The normal newborn will breath about 40 to 60 breaths per minute.Anything beyond 60 breaths per minute is considered tachypnea,or fast breathing.A baby who breaths too fast may have underlying lung or airway problems like:
1)Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS), which is
common in premature baby whose lung is not fully mature.
2)Meconium Aspiration Syndrome(MAS),which is common
in post date baby,who has swallowed amniotic fluid tainted
with meconium,newborn's feacal matter.
They may also have other problems like:
1)Congenital Heart Disease -like a hole in the heart
2)Hypothermia -baby is too cold
3)Transient Tachypnea of Newborn(TTN)
4)Hypoglycemia -baby's blood sugar is too low.
and many other problems which I'll not list out here  (+ info)

Baby is having dips in respiration and is still at the hospital?

He was born at 39 weeks pregnant. He is still at the hospital in the special care nursery one week after his birth. I was told when he is sleeping he has dips in his respiration and the little monitors go off. He was supposed to come home today but they kept him to give him oxygen for a few days to see how he responds. I am such a mess.. Has this happened to anyone? What happened?

Oh Mona..I'm so sorry. How are you holding up? How did your L&D go?? I don't know what happening but I will say a prayer for your little man. Everything will be okay. He will be home before you know it and this will all just be a memory. They are going to give him the best care and keep him happy and healthy.  (+ info)

When humans undergo anaerobic respiration, do we ever not undergo lactic acid fermentation?

I ask this because they say that no level of alcohol is safe for pregnancy. So if a woman who is pregnant undergoes anaerobic respiration in which lactic acid is not produced could the baby be at risk for mental retardation or physical deformations?
Breanna, I wonder why humans wouldn't undergo lactic acid fermentation because another form of anaeobic respiration produces ethanol and carbon dioxide.

Lactic acid fermentation occurs in the muscles when no oxygen is available. There is no way it would affect the developing fetus, because the fetus gets its nutrients through the umbilical cord. Only things the pregnant mother consumes get passed along through the umbilical cord  (+ info)

What happens when someone performs artificial respiration unnecessarily?

If someone was unconscious and someone else thought they weren't breathing, but they were, so they tried to perform CPR (esp. artificial respiration), would it be dangerous?

When you weigh the risk against the benefits you should perform CPR if you are unsure. chances are nothing will be hurt if they didn't really need it, but if they are breathing adequately on their own it should be obvious and you wouldn't start CPR. Be sure you are train in CPR if you're going to do it. 30 compressions to 2 breaths (don't tell me I'm wrong if your CPR training is more then 6 months old, I was just re-certified and it was changed from 15 to 2)

Yes, you CAN kill a person by doing unneeded chest compressions but the cances of that happening are slim, they teach you in cpr training to go ahead and do it if in doubt.  (+ info)

what is the synchrony of heart rate and respiration?

when breathing in and out during respiration, where does inhalation begin compared to the rhythm of our heart rate? Is it at the exact point of excitation of the heart muscle or relaxation of the heart during autonomic, without ones willful, respiration?

The two a relatively independent of each other. Breathing is triggered by an increase in CO2 in the blood, and your heart beats at whatever rate is needed based on many other factors. Breathing plays into it only in the sense that you can slow your heart rate a bit by taking very slow breaths, but even that is only temporary...  (+ info)

Could we lose weight by not breathing based on the anaerobic respiration system?

Humans usually undergo aerobic respiration right? and anaerobic respiration only occurs in insufficient oxygen period. It doesn't need oxygen to create energy. It uses the glycogen under the skin aka fats. My theory comes like this, if humans do undergo anaerobic respiration they'd get thinner / slimmer, right?

If you don't breathe, yes, you will definitely lose weight after you die and your body starts to decompose. The side effects are a b!*@^*#, though.  (+ info)

What is the effect of increased fluid in the alveoli(lungs) on external respiration rates?

In other words, will external respiration rates increase or decrease?


The water fills up the little pockets (alveoli) and therefore not as much oxygen can get into the lungs at once. The body therefore must increase breathing rate to maintain the same amount of oxygen in the blood (since it gets less each time).

Increased fluid in the alveoli is.... PNEUMONIA!  (+ info)

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