dyspnea(redirected from Breathing difficulty)
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Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Also called air hunger.
[Latin dyspnoea, from Greek duspnoia : dus-, dys- + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]
dysp·ne′ic (-nē′ĭk) adj.
difficult or labored breathing.
dysp•ne′al, dysp•ne′ic, adj.
a condition of painful or difficult breathing. — dyspneic, dyspnoeic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||dyspnea - 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