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NICOLLE R. FULLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NICOLLE R. FULLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Illustration of a pacemaker-like device implanted in the chest of a man with obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is a respiratory illness that leads to a patient's airways becoming restricted during sleep. It results in interrupted breathing that frequently wakes the patient. The implant monitors the patient's breathing and when needed stimulates the hypoglossal nerve (green), which gives tone to the muscles of the tongue and airway, opening them.
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