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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.
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Adj.1.dyspneic - not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty; "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest"
unventilated - not ventilated; "stuffy unventilated rooms"
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a. disneico-a, rel. a o que padece de disnea.
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He was very dyspneic and had a room air oxygen saturation of 75%.
On presentation, the gyrfalcon was dyspneic on inspiration and expiration.
Meanwhile, a letter written by the jail medical officer to the DIG (prisons) reveals that as per the examination report of an assistant professor of the PIC, the high-profile NAB convict was 'not obviously dyspneic [a sign of serious disease of the airway, lungs or heart].'
This exercise was performed for 5 min duration only or earlier, if subject became exhausted and could not maintain stepping rate for 15 s, or became dyspneic. Duration of exercise in seconds was noted using stopwatch.
Despite closed underwater tube thoracostomy and antibiotic treatment eligible for antibiogram, fibrinolytic agent from thoracostomy tube was applied to our case whose hypotensive and dyspneic table did not retreat.
Further, the patient developed paralytic ileus with abdominal distension, edemas of the scrotum and legs, and became dyspneic with tachycardia.
I smoothed out my lab coat, grabbed the patient's file and entered the semiprivate ward to find an elderly, overweight, dyspneic lady.
They found that inspiratory capacity (IC) decreased during exercise in dyspneic patients with mild airflow limitation and the change in IC was not only the main contributor to dyspnea intensity, but also an independent determinant of exercise capacity.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) Dyspnea Scale was used for assessing the dyspneic extent of airway stenosis patient (Grade 1, breathlessness upon strenuous exercise; Grade 2, hurrying on the elevation or a slight hill; Grade 3, walking slower than individuals of the same age because of breathlessness or having to stop for breath even while walking at own pace; Grade 4, having to stop after walking <100 m or after a few minutes; and Grade 5, breathlessness prevents leaving the house or while dressing).