Pathophysiology of OSA

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There are multiple potential reasons why the upper airway narrows or closes repetitively during sleep in people with OSA. An anatomically crowded or collapsible upper airway has long been recognised as a critical determinant. However, recent insights into OSA pathophysiology indicate that there are also nonanatomical factors that play an important role in most cases...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSleep medicine for dentists
Subtitle of host publicationan evidence-based overview
EditorsGilles J. Lavigne, Peter A. Cistulli, Michael T. Smith
Place of PublicationBatavia, IL
PublisherQuintessence Publishing Co, Inc Batavia, IL
Number of pages5
EditionSecond edition
ISBN (Electronic)9781647240097
ISBN (Print)9780867158281
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Upper airway
  • Pathophysiology
  • Anatomical factors
  • Nonanatomical factors

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