- difficulty in breathing or in catching the breathCompare eupnoea
C17: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe
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Examples from the Web for dyspnoea
The skin is hot and dry at first, but cold sweat subsequently accumulates upon the face and neck as the dyspnoea increases.
If the dilatation occupy a position which exercises compression of the trachea, dyspnoea will ensue when it is distended.
Dyspnoea on slight exertion may be present in gastric cancer as a result of anmia or of fatty heart.
There is reason to believe that this dyspnoea is not a necessary symptom of the so-called diabetic coma.
This is marked by cold extremities, dyspnoea, feeble and finally imperceptible pulse.