Dyspnea definition

dĭsp-nēə
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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Shortness of breath.
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Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath.
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(pathology) Difficult or labored respiration.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dyspnea
Plural:
dyspneas

Origin of dyspnea

  • Latin dyspnoea from Greek duspnoia dus- dys- pnoiā, -pnoia breathing pneu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dyspnoea, from δύσπνοια (dyspnoia, “bad breathing”), compound of δυσ- (dys, “bad, unfortunate”) and πνοή (pnoē, “breeze”).

    From Wiktionary