dyspnea

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dysp·ne·a

 (dĭsp-nē′ə)
n.
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.

dysp•ne•a

(dɪspˈni ə)

n.
difficult or labored breathing.
[1675–85; dys- + -pnea]
dysp•ne′al, dysp•ne′ic, adj.

dyspnea, dyspnoea

a condition of painful or difficult breathing. — dyspneic, dyspnoeic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
breathlessness, shortness of breath, SOB - a dyspneic condition
Translations
dušnost

dysp·ne·a

n. disnea, dificultad en la respiración;
exertional ______ por esfuerzo.
References in periodicals archive ?
Symptoms may include shortness of breath, persistent cough, dyspnea on exertion, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, and abdominal discomfort (eg, hepatic congestion).
Good presented several cases that highlighted the importance of a thorough work-up, including that of a 70-year-old retired engineer with increasing air hunger dyspnea on exertion.
Patient 2 was a 45-year-old Hispanic woman who had developed hoarseness and dyspnea on exertion following short-term intubation for abdominal surgery.
She admits to dyspnea on exertion, as well as nocturnal wheezing and cough.