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- pnoiā, -pnoia breathing ; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural dyspneas)
- (pathology) Difficult or labored respiration.