from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) Abnormal breathing, due to slightly deficient arterialization of the blood; -- in distinction from eupnœa. See eupnœa, and dispnœa.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of hyperpnea.

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  • noun energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders


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