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tachypnea

or tach·yp·noe·a

[tak-ip-nee-uh, tak-i-nee-uh]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. excessively rapid respiration.
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Origin of tachypnea

First recorded in 1895–1900; tachy- + -pnea
Related formstach·yp·ne·ic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for tachypneic

tachypnea

n.

"hysterical rapid breathing," 1896, from tachy- "swift" + -pnea, from pnein "to breathe" (see pneuma). Related: Tachypneic.

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tachypneic in Medicine

tachypnea

(tăk′ĭp-nēə, tăk′ĭ-nēə)
n.
  1. Rapid breathing.polypnea
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