tachypnea

noun tachy·pnea \ ˌta-ki(p)-ˈnē-ə \

Definition of tachypnea

medical
: abnormally rapid breathing : increased rate of respiration
  • The patient had a clear airway and had tachypnea without hypoxemia.
  • —Jean E. Klig et al.

tachypneic

play \ˌta-ki(p)-ˈnē-ik\ adjective
    • He was tachypneic and his extremities were mottled consistent with peripheral septic emboli.
    • The Journal of the American Medical Association

First Known Use of tachypnea

1892

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tachypnea

noun tachy·pnea
variants: or chiefly British tachypnoea play \ˌtak-i(p)-ˈnē-ə\

medical Definition of tachypnea

: increased rate of respiration

tachypneic

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

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