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 (hī-pŏp′nē-ə, hī′pō-nē′ə)
Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.

[hypo- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

hy′pop·ne′ic adj.
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Noun1.hypopnea - slow or shallow breathing
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
hyperpnea - energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
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n hipopnea
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