Orthopnoea
Orthopnoea Or`thop*n[oe]"a, Orthopny Or*thop"ny, n. [L. orthopnoea, Gr. ?; 'orqo`sstraight, right + pnei^n to breathe: cf. F. orthopn['e]e.] (Med.) Specifically, a morbid condition in which respiration can be performed only in an erect posture; by extension, any difficulty of breathing. [1913 Webster]

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  • orthopnoea — noun see orthopnea * * * orthopnoea / thōp nēˈə/ noun (Gr orthopnoia, from pneein to breathe) a condition in which one can only breathe when upright • • • Main Entry: ↑ortho …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orthopnoea — SignSymptom infobox Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|R|06|0|r|06 ICD9 = ICD9|786.02 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshName = MeshNumber = Orthopnea (Greek from ortho , straight + pnoia , breath)… …   Wikipedia

  • orthopnoea — noun Shortness of breath when lying flat …   Wiktionary

  • orthopnoea — n. breathlessness that prevents the patient from lying down, so that he has to sleep propped up in bed or sitting in a chair. • orthopnoeic adj …   Medical dictionary

  • orthopnoea — n. shortness of breath (in all positions except upright) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthopnoea — or·thop·noea …   English syllables

  • orthopnoea — n. breathlessness that prevents the patient from lying down, so that he has to sleep propped up in bed or sitting in a chair. Derivatives: orthopnoeic adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • orthopnoea —   n. ability to breathe in upright position only …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Ортопноэ (Orthopnoea) — затруднение дыхания в положении лежа, вынуждающее человека спать в полусидячсм положении в постели или сидя на стуле. Ортопнойный (orthopnoeic). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Orthopny — Orthopnoea Or thop*n[oe] a, Orthopny Or*thop ny, n. [L. orthopnoea, Gr. ?; orqo sstraight, right + pnei^n to breathe: cf. F. orthopn[ e]e.] (Med.) Specifically, a morbid condition in which respiration can be performed only in an erect posture; by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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