Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Rapid breathing.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of tachypnoea.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : tachy– + Greek pnoiē, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]

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  • Babies born by cesarean are more likely to develop breathing problems such as transient tachypnea abnormally fast breathing during the first few days after birth.

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  • Depends on age and presence of respiratory distress tachypnea

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  • Respiratory illnesses such as RDS, transient tachypnea, pneumonia and respiratory failure can lead to other problems such as longer hospitalization, the need for a ventilator or antibiotics, and issues with feeding and failure to gain weight.

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  • Rates of small-for-gestational-age babies, admission to the neonatal ICU, preterm delivery, need for IV glucose, respiratory distress syndrome, and transient tachypnea of the newborn were similar between the two groups.

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  • The researchers looked at whether an infant who was delivered at 37 weeks later died or was diagnosed with a number of conditions, including respiratory distress syndrome and / or transient tachypnea of the newborn, newborn sepsis, seizures, necrotizing entercolitis, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, required ventilator support within 24 hours of birth, had umbilical cord arterial pH (a measure of oxygenation) below 7.0, an Apgar score at five minutes of three or below, was admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit or required prolonged hospitalization.

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  • The researchers looked at whether an infant who was delivered at 37 weeks later died or was diagnosed with a number of conditions, including respiratory distress syndrome and / or transient tachypnea of the newborn, newborn sepsis, seizures, necrotizing entercolitis, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, required ventilator support within 24 hours of birth, had umbilical cord arterial pH (a measure of oxygenation) below 7.0, an Apgar score at five minutes of three or below, was admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit or required prolonged hospitalization.

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  • Characterized by rapid breathing and is not identical with hyperventilation - tachypnea may be necessary for a sufficient gas-exchange of the body, for example after exercise, in which case it is not hyperventilation. Also called tachypnoea. (Wikipedia)

    May 29, 2008