(redirected from Dyspnoe)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.


(dɪspˈni ə)

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


n. disnea, dificultad en la respiración;
exertional ______ por esfuerzo.
References in periodicals archive ?
This case report describes a healthy, vital 52-year old-man with no complaints of dyspnoe, fatigue or loss of weight with a cT1aN3M1b neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung, stage IV which presented itself as a palpable testicular tumour.
Furthermore, there was a correlation between improvement in exertional dyspnoe and decrease in PHRP at 50 W (N= 252, p = 0.
5) Patient Clinical findings (b) D61 8, 9, 10, LAH (c) D67 8, 9, 10, 11 D15 7, 5, 10, pacemaker D45 3, 6, 10, dyspnoe, COPD D41 (d) unstable AP, CHD D72 (d) 1, 2, 4, unstable AP, CHD D43 (e) 6, endocarditis D64 (e) 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 D56 (e) 1, 3, 6, 10 D71 (e) 1, 2, 10 D33 (e) 2, 3, 6, 8 (a) Adverse outcome defined as development of unstable angina or death.