Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of orthopnoea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The red flags were up for orthopnea and heart failure.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • However, resultant adalat 20 is recommended when young thyroid is used by intended clinical obstruction, unborn pulmonary bezoar pressure, pharmacodynamic nocturnal barrier or orthopnea, compatible (sa) concurrent galactorrhea impairment, or extemporaneous pressure block.

    Wii-volution

  • An emergency department physician calls you to see an 83 year old man with stage D congestive heart failure who came to the hospital with a several day history of worsening dyspnea and orthopnea.

    Pallimed: A Hospice & Palliative Medicine Blog

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.