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(dɪspˈniːə) or


(Pathology) difficulty in breathing or in catching the breath. Compare eupnoea
[C17: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe]
dyspˈnoeal, dyspˈnoeic, dyspˈneal, dyspˈneic adj

dyspnea, dyspnoea

a condition of painful or difficult breathing. — dyspneic, dyspnoeic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyspnoea - 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
References in classic literature ?
which is not unusual in cases of dyspnoea and death from
A 72-year-old man presented to the outpatient clinic with symptoms of chest pain and dyspnoea on exertion (NYHA III) for past two months.
Table 2 and Chart 2 shows that CHD patients mostly present with dyspnoea (18.
A 45-year-old woman with no medical history was admitted to an intensive care unit within six days of having non-productive cough and dyspnoea.
A 72-year-old Brazilian woman with hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, hyperuricaemia, hypothyroidism, obesity, and alcohol abuse had dyspnoea, cough, and vomiting for 3 weeks.
5 - Material to ensure intraoseal approach and reduction of dyspnoea, - Part of public contract No.
A 36-year-old patient was admitted to the Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery of the University Hospital in Bialystok as an emergency case due to 24-hour development of painful oedema of the neck, dyspnoea, and difficulties in biting, chewing, and swallowing food.
The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms said that the prisoner had suffered from dyspnoea [difficulty breathing] and died due to "a lack of air", accusing the authorities of not providing medical care.
Two cows, six bullocks, two she buffaloes and one ewe were presented with signs of illness of upper respiratory tract like snoring, inspiratory dyspnoea, sero sanguineous to mucopurulent discharges with or without visible growths.
Thirty-five minutes into the procedure the patient reported dyspnoea with no abnormal changes in vital signs initially: blood pressure (BP) 120/70 mmHg, heart rate (HR) 85 bpm and oxygen saturation (Sp02) of 98% with nasal cannula at 3l/m.
In the first issue, heart failure, [7] dyspnoea, [8] hypertension in the young [9] and valvular heart disease [10] were reviewed.
Living in yzmir, retired science teacher Yyldyrym was taken to the hospital due to hypotension and dyspnoea in October 2015 and underwent treatment for a while.