dyspnea

noun dys·pnea \ ˈdis(p)-nē-ə \

Definition of dyspnea

: difficult or labored respiration

dyspneic

play \-nē-ik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dyspnea

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


Medical Dictionary

dyspnea

noun dys·pnea
variants: or chiefly British dyspnoea play \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\

medical Definition of dyspnea

: difficult or labored respiration — compare eupnea

dyspneic

or chiefly British dyspnoeic play \-nē-ik\ adjective

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