or tach·yp·noe·a

[ tak-ip-nee-uh, tak-i-nee-uh ]
/ ˌtæk ɪpˈni ə, ˌtæk ɪˈni ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessively rapid respiration.

Origin of tachypnea

First recorded in 1895–1900; tachy- + -pnea

Related forms

tach·yp·ne·ic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for tachypnea


[ tăk′ĭp-nēə, tăk′ĭ-nēə ]


Rapid breathing.polypnea
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