Tachypnea
Abnormally fast breathing.
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Rapid breathing. SYN: polypnea. [tachy- + G. pnoe (pnoie), breathing]
- transient t. of the newborn a syndrome of generally mild t. in otherwise healthy newborns, lasting usually only about 3 days. SYN: respiratory distress syndrome type II.

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tachy·pnea or chiefly Brit tachy·pnoea .tak-i(p)-'nē-ə n increased rate of respiration
tachy·pne·ic or chiefly Brit tachy·pnoe·ic -'nē-ik adj

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tach·yp·nea (tak″ip-neґə) (tak″e-neґə) [tachy- + -pnea] excessive rapidity of breathing. See also hyperpnea and hyperventilation.

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