[ awr-thop-nee-uh, awr-thop-nee-uh, -thuhp- ]
/ ɔrˈθɒp ni ə, ˌɔr θɒpˈni ə, -θəp- /
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difficult or painful breathing except in an erect sitting or standing position.
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Origin of orthopnea
OTHER WORDS FROM orthopneaor·thop·ne·ic, or·thop·noe·ic, adjective
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How to use orthopnea in a sentence
Orthopnea, pain, and excessive oppression at the bottom of the sternum.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
Medical definitions for orthopnea
[ ôr′thŏp-nē′ə, ôr-thŏp′nē-ə ]
Discomfort in breathing that is relieved by sitting or standing in an erect position.
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