Hypopnea definition

hī-pŏpnē-ə, hīpō-nēə
Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.
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Abnormally slow, shallow breathing.
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(pathology) A disorder which involves episodes of overly shallow breathing or an abnormally low respiratory rate.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hypopnea
Plural:
hypopneas

Origin of hypopnea

  • hypo– Greek pnoiā, -pnoia breath, breathing (from pnein to breathe pneu- in Indo-European roots)

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

  • hypo- +"Ž -pnea

    From Wiktionary