dyspnea

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noun dys·pnea \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\

Definition of dyspnea

  1. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1681


Medical Dictionary

dyspnea

noun dys·pnea
variants: or chiefly British

dyspnoea

\ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\play

Medical Definition of dyspnea

  1. :  difficult or labored respiration—compare eupnea

dyspneic

or chiefly British

dyspnoeic

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