orthopnea

noun

or·​thop·​nea
variants or chiefly British orthopnoea
ȯr-ˈthäp-nē-ə also ˌȯr-ˌthäp-ˈnē-ə
: difficulty in breathing that occurs when lying down and is relieved upon changing to an upright position (as in congestive heart failure)
orthopneic adjective
or chiefly British orthopnoeic

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“Orthopnea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/orthopnea. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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