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dyspnea

[disp-nee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. difficult or labored breathing.

Origin of dyspnea

First recorded in 1675–85; dys- + -pnea
Related formsdysp·ne·al, dysp·ne·ic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dyspnea

Historical Examples

  • Dizziness may be complained of and dyspnea is usually marked.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • The patient feels a commotion in his chest, dyspnea, precordial distress, etc.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • There may be dyspnea and a sense of anguish accompanied with a rapid and feeble pulse.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • Striking cyanosis is an early symptom, while there is little if any dyspnea and edema.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • There comes a time when all forms of exercise must be prohibited on account of the dyspnea, edema, dizziness, etc.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield


dyspnea in Medicine

dyspnea

(dĭsp-nēə)
n.
  1. Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
Related formsdysp•neic (-nēĭk) adj.
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dyspnea in Science

dyspnea

[dĭsp-nēə]
  1. Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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