hyperpnea

noun hy·per·pnea \ ˌhī-pər-ˈnē-ə , -ˌpərp-ˈnē- \

Definition of hyperpnea

:abnormally rapid or deep breathing

hyperpneic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈnē-ik, -ˌpərp-ˈnē-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hyperpnea

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

hyperpnea

noun hy·per·pnea
variants: or chiefly British hyperpnoea play \ˌhī-pər-ˈnē-ə, -ˌpərp-ˈnē-\

medical Definition of hyperpnea

:abnormally rapid or deep breathing

hyperpneic

or chiefly British hyperpnoeic play \-ˈnē-ik\ adjective

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