dyspnea

[disp-nee-uh]

noun Pathology.

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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Related Words for dyspnea

gasp, palpitation, hyperpnea, hyperventilation

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dyspnea in Medicine

dyspnea

[dĭsp-nēə]

n.

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]

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