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Difficult or labored breathing; shortness of breath.

Dyspnea is a sign of serious disease of the airway, lungs, or heart. The onset of dyspnea should not be ignored but is reason to seek medical attention. See also: glossary:pleural effusion and pulmonary edema

The word dyspnea comes the Greek “dys-”, difficulty + “pnoia”, breathing = difficulty breathing. Dyspnea is the American spelling and dyspnoea is the British (mis)spelling.

Common Misspellings: dyspenia, dypsena, dypsnea, dyspena

glossary/dyspnea.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)