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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
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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
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References in classic literature ?
which is not unusual in cases of dyspnoea and death from
A 28 year old female with no known co-morbids from Azad Kashmir in November, 2016 presented to us in General Surgery department of PIMS (Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences), Islamabad; with a history of swelling in front of the neck for 3 years with worsening dyspnoea and orthopnoea for one year.
The trial had two coprimary outcomes: 1) patient-reported dyspnoea using a visual analogue scale at four-time points across 90 days; and 2) the proportion of patients maintained without additional diuretics during the 90-day follow-up.
The grading of dyspnoea was done according to New York Heart Association classification (NYHA).
She was asymptomatic and there was no history of chest pain, dyspnoea, orthopnoea or any other complaint and her past history too was insignificant for everything except the miscarriage for which she was admitted.
The board said Mr Sharif with past medical history of hypertension, T2 diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease and CABGH, kidney stone disease complained about post nasal drip, bilateral arm, shoulder pain and some dyspnoea on exertion.
Fayomi, who works with a Private Hospital in Gwagalada, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that difficulty with breathing was also called dyspnoea in medical terms.
She has also complained of dyspnoea on moderate exertion.
Animals showing clinical signs like chronic cough, dyspnoea, exercise intolerance, abdominal distension, syncope and cyanosis were selected and subjected to ECG and echocardiographic examination to confirm the diagnosis.
Acute dyspnoea secondary to diaphragmatic paralysis can also occur following minor cervical trauma.
Symptoms of radiation-induced lung injury can include cough and dyspnoea, with the more extreme lung fibrosis requiring oxygenation and assisted ventilation [9].