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(dɪspˈniːə) or


(Pathology) difficulty in breathing or in catching the breath. Compare eupnoea
[C17: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe]
dyspˈnoeal, dyspˈnoeic, dyspˈneal, dyspˈneic adj

dyspnea, dyspnoea

a condition of painful or difficult breathing. — dyspneic, dyspnoeic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyspnoea - difficult or labored respiration
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
orthopnea - form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris
breathlessness, shortness of breath, SOB - a dyspneic condition
References in classic literature ?
which is not unusual in cases of dyspnoea and death from
Over the preceding month he had also been complaining of progressive dyspnoea.
23] Although clinical benefit declined gradually over time, at 3 years after treatment approximately 50% of patients maintained improvements in 6MWD and subjective dyspnoea, as well as quality of life scores.
More patients had improved overall health-related quality-of-life (36% vs 28%, p=0 041), cough (43% vs 35%, p=0 029) and dyspnoea (51% vs 44%, p=0 061) with afatinib than with erlotinib.
Another view has been that male sexuality is more vulnerable to dyspnoea and loss of self-esteem resulting from impaired physical performance (Pietropinto and Arora 1989).
Mitral regurgitation is the most frequent valve disease and in its severe form can cause hart failure symptoms like easy fatigue, dyspnoea in natural fatigue up to acute pulmonary oedema and predisposes the development of heart arrhythmias and strokes.
Although taking medicine regularly, she was still suffering from continuous palpitation, fluttering and dyspnoea in recent two years with even shorter intervals.
Opioids are considered first-line therapy for symptomatic control of dyspnoea.
Clinical signs, including vomiting, discoloration of the urates, loss of appetite and dyspnoea, were observed in 4 of 5 falcons and in 4 of 5 pigeons inoculated with 107 A fumigatus conidia.
Venous congestion leads to swelling of the soft tissues of the face and neck, dyspnoea and dysphagia, extending to glottal and laryngeal oedema and the development of cerebral oedema with headache and clouded consciousness.
Again, awareness of these entities is critical when faced with a patient from the appropriate age group with slowly progressing dyspnoea.
Three days later she remained clinically septic, with worsening dyspnoea and painful mottling of her extremities and nasal tip.