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hyperpnea

or hy·perp·noe·a

[hahy-perp-nee-uh, hahy-per-nee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. abnormally deep or rapid respiration.

Origin of hyperpnea

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + -pnea -pnea
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpnoea

hyperpnoea

US hyperpnea

noun
  1. an increase in the breathing rate or in the depth of breathing, as after strenuous exercise

Word Origin

C20: from New Latin, from hyper- + Greek pnoia breath, from pnein to breathe
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hyperpnoea in Medicine

hyperpnea

(hī′pərp-nēə, hī′pər-nēə)
n.
  1. Abnormally deep and rapid breathing.
Related formshy′perp•neic (-ĭk) adj.
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