wheeziness


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wheez·y

 (wē′zē, hwē′-)
adj. wheez·i·er, wheez·i·est
1. Given to wheezing.
2. Producing a wheezing sound.

wheez′i·ly adv.
wheez′i·ness n.
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Noun1.wheeziness - presence of abnormal high-pitched sound heard with a stethoscope when an airway is blocked (as in asthma or chronic bronchitis)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Translations
ضيق التَّنَفُّس
det at hive efter vejret
ziháló
hırıldama

wheeziness

nKeuchen nt; (of breath)Pfeifen nt
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wheeze

(wiːz) verb
to breathe with a hissing sound and with difficulty.
noun
such a sound.
ˈwheezy adjective
ˈwheezily adverb
ˈwheeziness noun
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Cranch, living with some wheeziness in the Chalky Flats, could not undertake the journey; but her son, as being poor Peter's own nephew, could represent her advantageously, and watch lest his uncle Jonah should make an unfair use of the improbable things which seemed likely to happen.
But with their diabetes, prostate worries and general wheeziness, they had made one crucial error.
Small numbers of people develop more serious reactions, including widespread itchy rash, swelling of the face, tummy cramps, fast heart rate, a light-headed feeling and choking or shortness of breath/ wheeziness.
For the interview, a form was used with instrumental questions that had been previously validated (10,12) and that was applied by the team made up of three nurses especially trained with the aim of identifying the individuals that filled the selection criteria: 60 or older, smoking or exposure to smoke with a cough affecting the respiratory system, wheeziness or dyspnea.
"Exposure was associated with a higher likelihood of having adult onset wheeziness (AOW), with occupational exposure to more than four asthma-gens being associated with three times increased risk of AOW."
Combine this voice with the wheeziness of a blocked nose, and it is no surprise that when I begin to speak people look around for Darth Vader.
Terry, a widower, recalled: "I went to see my GP because wheeziness was keeping me awake at night.
washing out be a problem "But in asthma sufferers it can produce coughing and wheeziness, and in people with weak or damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the fungus can cause pulmonary aspergillosis - a condition which can cause irreparable, and sometimes fatal, damage to the lungs and sinuses.
In 2010, I saw my doctor about wheeziness keeping me awake in bed and was given a lung function test and then referred to a chest clinic.