hyperpnea

hyperpnea

[hahy-perp-nee-uh, hahy-per-nee-uh]
noun Pathology.
abnormally deep or rapid respiration.
Also, hyperpnoea.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + -pnea -pnea

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hyperpnoea or (US) hyperpnea (ˌhaɪpəpˈniːə, ˌhaɪpəˈniːə, ˌhaɪpəpˈniːə, ˌhaɪpəˈniːə)
 
n
an increase in the breathing rate or in the depth of breathing, as after strenuous exercise
 
[C20: from New Latin, from hyper- + Greek pnoia breath, from pnein to breathe]
 
hyperpnea or (US) hyperpnea
 
n
 
[C20: from New Latin, from hyper- + Greek pnoia breath, from pnein to breathe]

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hyperpnea hy·perp·ne·a (hī'pərp-nē'ə, hī'pər-nē'ə)
n.
Abnormally deep and rapid breathing.


hy'perp·ne'ic (-ĭk) adj.
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