tachypnea

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.

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Origin of tachypnea

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

OTHER WORDS FROM tachypnea

tach·yp·ne·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tachypnoea

tachypnoea

US tachypnea

/ (ˌtækɪpˈnɪə) /

noun

pathol abnormally rapid breathing
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Medical definitions for tachypnoea

tachypnea
[ tăk′ĭp-nēə, tăk′ĭ-nēə ]

n.

Rapid breathing.polypnea
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