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dyspnea

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noun dys·pnea \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\

Definition of dyspnea

  1. :  difficult or labored respiration

dys·pne·ic play \-nē-ik\ adjective


Origin of dyspnea

Latin dyspnoea, from Greek dyspnoia, from dyspnoos short of breath, from dys- + pnein to breathe — more at sneeze


First Known Use: circa 1681


Medical Dictionary

dyspnea

noun dys·pnea

Medical Definition of dyspnea

  1. :  difficult or labored respiration—compare eupnea

  2. dys·pne·ic or chiefly British dys·pnoe·ic \-nē-ik\play adjective



Variants of dyspnea

or chiefly British dys·pnoea \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\play

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