Cheyne-Stokes respiration (chānʹstōksʹ, chāʹnē-stōksʹ) n.
An abnormal type of breathing seen especially in comatose patients, characterized by alternating periods of shallow and deep breathing.
  [After John Cheyne (1777-1836), Scottish physician, and William Stokes (1804-1878), Irish physician.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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