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Abnormally deep or rapid breathing.
[hyper- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]
hy′perp·ne′ic (-ĭk) adj.
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hy•perp•ne•a(ˌhaɪ pərpˈni ə, ˌhaɪ pərˈni ə)
abnormally deep or rapid respiration.
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rapid breathing; abnormally rapid respiration.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||hyperpnea - energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders|
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
hypopnea - slow or shallow breathing
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