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Normal, unlabored breathing.

[New Latin, from Greek eupnoia, from eupnoos, breathing well : eu-, eu- + pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

eup·ne′ic adj.
eup·ne′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.eupneic - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
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The bird was eupneic with a respiratory rate of 30 breaths per minute at rest and was eating normally.
On admission to our department, the patient was eupneic with blood pressure 120/80 mmHg, pulse 110/min, and febrile (39.5 [degrees]C).
On patient's first weekly dialysis he was eupneic, normotensive (TA: 130/80 mmHg), with normal heart rate (80 bpm), normal lung and heart auscultation sounds and without peripheral edema.
Distribution of clinical characteristics of the sample Clinical characteristics of the sample n % Diagnosis Neuroloy 8 32 Orthopaedics 4 16 Gastroenterology 4 16 Urology 2 8 Hepatology 1 4 Multiple diagnosis 6 24 Level of conscience Normal 5 20 Disordered 19 76 Not mentioned 1 4 Breathing clinical picture Eupneic 13 52 Tachypneic 2 8 Dyspneic 6 24 Not mentioned 4 16 Feeding situation VO 0 0 VO UDC 13 52 Zero diet 10 40 Not mentioned 2 8 Caption: VO = Via oral feeding route; VO UDC = Via oral feeding route under doctor's criteria.