shortness of breath
Origin of dyspneaClassical Latin dispnoea ; from Classical Greek dyspnoia ; from dys-, dys- + pno?, breathing ; from pnein, to breathe: see pneuma
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Also called air hunger.
Origin of dyspneaLatin dyspnoea, from Greek duspnoia : dus-, dys- + pnoia, -pnoia, breathing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural dyspneas)
- (pathology) Difficult or labored respiration.