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Medical Term:

Biot respiration

Pronunciation: bē-ō′

Definition: completely irregular breathing pattern, with continually variable rate and depth of breathing; results from lesions in the respiratory centers in the brainstem, extending from the dorsomedial medulla caudally to the obex.

Synonym(s): ataxic breathing, Biot breathing sign, Biot breathing, Biot sign, respiratory ataxia