or hy·perp·noe·a

[hahy-perp-nee-uh, hahy-per-nee-uh]

noun Pathology.

abnormally deep or rapid respiration.

Origin of hyperpnea

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + -pnea -pnea
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Medicine definitions for hyperpnea


[hī′pərp-nēə, hī′pər-nēə]


Abnormally deep and rapid breathing.
Related formshy′perp•neic (-ĭk) adj.
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