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glossary:dyspnea [2008/04/14 21:00]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:dyspnea [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Difficult or labored breathing; shortness of breath.
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 +Dyspnea is a sign of serious [[disease]] of the airway, [[lung]]s, or heart. The onset of dyspnea should not be ignored but is reason to seek medical attention. See also: [[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​thesite/​lymphedema_pleural_effusions.htm|glossary:​pleural effusion]] and [[pulmonary edema]]
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 +The word dyspnea comes the Greek "​dys-",​ difficulty + "​pnoia",​ breathing = difficulty breathing. Dyspnea is the American spelling and dyspnoea is the British (mis)spelling.
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 +Common Misspellings:​ dyspenia, dypsena, dypsnea, dyspena ​
  
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