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dyspnea

[disp-nee-uh] /dɪspˈni ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
difficult or labored breathing.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; dys- + -pnea
Related forms
dyspneal, dyspneic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dyspnea

dyspnoea

/dɪspˈniːə/
noun
1.
difficulty in breathing or in catching the breath Compare eupnoea
Derived Forms
dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic, (US) dyspneal, dyspneic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe
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dyspnea in Medicine

dyspnea dysp·ne·a (dĭsp-nē'ə)
n.
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.


dysp·ne'ic (-nē'ĭk) adj.
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dyspnea in Science
dyspnea
  (dĭsp-nē'ə)   
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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