noun Etymology: Latin dyspnoea, from Greek dyspnoia, from dyspnoos short of breath, from dys- + pnein to breathe — more at sneeze Date: circa 1681 difficult or labored respirationdyspneic adjective

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  • dyspnea — [disp nē′ə] n. [L dispnoea < Gr dyspnoia < dys , DYS + pnoē, breathing < pnein, to breathe: see PNEUMA] shortness of breath: see APNEA dyspneal adj. dyspneic …   English World dictionary

  • Dyspnea — Difficult or labored breathing; shortness of breath. Dyspnea is a sign of serious disease of the airway, lungs, or heart. The onset of dyspnea should not be ignored but is reason to seek medical attention. The word dyspnea comes the Greek dys ,… …   Medical dictionary

  • dyspnea — dyspneal, dyspneic, adj. /disp nee euh/, n. Pathol. difficult or labored breathing. [1675 85; DYS + PNEA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyspnea — noun Difficult or labored . Syn: shortness of breath …   Wiktionary

  • dyspnea — n. labored breathing, shortness of breath …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dyspnea — dysp·nea …   English syllables

  • dyspnea — dysp•ne•a [[t]dɪspˈni ə[/t]] n. pat difficult or labored breathing • Etymology: 1675–85; dys + pnea dysp•ne′al, dysp•ne′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • dyspnea —    Air hunger with pained breathing. It occurs normally from physical exertion, and abnormally either from impaired respiration, emotional distress, or a breakdown in nerve responses …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • dyspnea — Difficult, painful breathing or shortness of breath …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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