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Medical Term:

respiratory disturbance index

 

Definition: a calculation of the average number of incidents of hypopnea and apnea per hour of sleep, as measured by polysomnography. A few sleep laboratories use this term to refer to any disturbance during sleep, including leg movements, snoring, and other phenomena, but such usage is generally discouraged by experts in the field.

Synonym(s): apnea-hypopnea index

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