paroxysmal dyspnea


paroxysmal dyspnea
paroxysmal dyspnea n CARDIAC ASTHMA

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  • paroxysmal dyspnea — noun : cardiac asthma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dyspnea — ICD 10 R06.0 ICD 9 786.09 DiseasesDB 15892 …   Wikipedia

  • Dyspnea — Difficult or labored breathing; shortness of breath. Dyspnea is a sign of serious disease of the airway, lungs, or heart. The onset of dyspnea should not be ignored but is reason to seek medical attention. The word dyspnea comes the Greek dys ,… …   Medical dictionary

  • paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea — episodes of respiratory distress that awaken patients from sleep and are related to posture (especially reclining at night), usually attributed to congestive heart failure with pulmonary edema but sometimes occurring in patients with chronic… …   Medical dictionary

  • PDE — paroxysmal dyspnea on exertion; partial differential equation; peritoneal dialysis effluent; phosphodiesterase; physician data entry; progressive dialysis encephalopathy; pulsed Doppler echocardiography …   Medical dictionary

  • PDE — • paroxysmal dyspnea on exertion; • partial differential equation; • peritoneal dialysis effluent; • phosphodiesterase; • physician data entry; • progressive dialysis encephalopathy; • pulsed Doppler echocardiography …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • cardiac asthma — n asthma due to heart disease (as heart failure) that occurs in paroxysms usu. at night and is characterized by difficult wheezing respiration, pallor, and anxiety called also paroxysmal dyspnea * * * paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea that occurs in… …   Medical dictionary

  • asthma — An inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by reversible (in most cases) airway obstruction. Originally, a term used to mean “difficult breathing”; now used to denote bronchial a.. SYN: reactive airway disease. [G.] atopic a. bronchial …   Medical dictionary

  • exudative bronchitis — fibrinous bronchitis bronchitis with a violent cough, paroxysmal dyspnea, and expectoration of casts of the bronchi containing Charcot Leyden crystals. Called also fibrobronchitis, membranous b., plastic b., and pseudomembranous b …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiac asthma — noun : asthma due to heart disease (as heart failure) that occurs in paroxysms usually at night and is characterized by difficult wheezing respiration, pallor, and anxiety called also paroxysmal dyspnea * * * cardiac asthma, labored breathing due …   Useful english dictionary


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