apneustic breathing

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apneustic breathing ap·neus·tic breathing (āp-nōō'stĭk, -nyōō'-)
n.
A series of slow, deep inspirations, each one held for 30 to 90 seconds, after which the air is suddenly expelled by the elastic recoil of the lung.

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