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dyspnea

[ disp-nee-uh ]
/ dɪspˈni ə /
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noun Pathology.
difficult or labored breathing.
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Origin of dyspnea

First recorded in 1675–85; dys- + -pnea

OTHER WORDS FROM dyspnea

dysp·ne·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for dyspnea

dyspnea
[ dĭsp-nēə ]

n.
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.

Other words from dyspnea

dysp•neic (-nēĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for dyspnea

dyspnea
[ dĭsp-nēə ]

Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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