tachypnea

[tak-ip-nee-uh, tak-i-nee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
excessively rapid respiration.
Also, tachypnoea.


Origin:
1895–1900; tachy- + -pnea

tachypneic, adjective
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tachypnoea or (US) tachypnea (ˌtækɪpˈnɪə)
 
n
pathol abnormally rapid breathing
 
tachypnea or (US) tachypnea
 
n

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tachypnea tach·yp·ne·a (tāk'ĭp-nē'ə, tāk'ĭ-nē'ə)
n.
Rapid breathing. Also called polypnea.

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Within several hours of hospitalization, she had onset of drooling and tachypnea.
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