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DYSPNEA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dyspnea mean? 

DYSPNEA (noun)
  The noun DYSPNEA has 1 sense:

1. difficult or labored respiration

  Familiarity information: DYSPNEA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DYSPNEA (noun)


Sense 1dyspnea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Difficult or labored respiration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

dyspnea; dyspnoea

Hypernyms ("dyspnea" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dyspnea"):

orthopnea (form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris)

breathlessness; shortness of breath; SOB (a dyspneic condition)


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