tachypnea

noun
tachy·​pnea | \ ˌta-ki(p)-ˈnē-ə How to pronounce tachypnea (audio) \

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.

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tachypneic \ ˌta-​ki(p)-​ˈnē-​ik How to pronounce tachypnea (audio) \ 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Tachypnea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tachypnea. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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tachypnea

noun
tachy·​pnea
variants: or chiefly British tachypnoea \ ˌtak-​i(p)-​ˈnē-​ə How to pronounce tachypnea (audio) \

Medical Definition of tachypnea

: abnormally rapid breathing : increased rate of respiration Respiratory distress observed shortly after birth in large full-term infants who are delivered by cesarean section is frequently a result of transient tachypnea of the newborn.The New England Journal of Medicine The patient had a clear airway and had tachypnea without hypoxemia.— Jean E. Klig et al.

Other Words from tachypnea

tachypneic or chiefly British tachypnoeic \ -​ˈnē-​ik How to pronounce tachypnea (audio) \ adjective

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