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Normal, unlabored breathing.

[New Latin, from Greek eupnoia, from eupnoos, breathing well : eu-, eu- + pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

eup·ne′ic adj.
eup·ne′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.eupneic - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
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Distribution of clinical characteristics of the sample Clinical characteristics of the sample n % Diagnosis Neuroloy 8 32 Orthopaedics 4 16 Gastroenterology 4 16 Urology 2 8 Hepatology 1 4 Multiple diagnosis 6 24 Level of conscience Normal 5 20 Disordered 19 76 Not mentioned 1 4 Breathing clinical picture Eupneic 13 52 Tachypneic 2 8 Dyspneic 6 24 Not mentioned 4 16 Feeding situation VO 0 0 VO UDC 13 52 Zero diet 10 40 Not mentioned 2 8 Caption: VO = Via oral feeding route; VO UDC = Via oral feeding route under doctor's criteria.
In contrast to eupneic breathing, hiccups combine a sudden powerful coordinated burst of the inspiratory muscles of the thorax, diaphragm, neck, accessory, and external intercostal muscles with an inhibition of the expiratory abdominal muscles, active movement of the tongue toward the roof of the mouth, and active adduction of the glottis, which occurs after the beginning of inspiratory flow and it is responsible for the peculiar sound [1].
On examination, she weighed 29 kg, was eupneic, eucardiac, febrile, pale, malnourished, with anasarca, asthenic, and unable to walk without bilateral support.