Definition of tachypnoea in English:


Line breaks: tach|yp¦noea
Pronunciation: /ˌtakɪpˈniːə
(US tachypnea)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Abnormally rapid breathing.
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    • On her second hospital day she developed fever, tachycardia and tachypnea, progressive respiratory distress, and hypotension.
    • Abnormal findings on examination included decreased breath sounds, tachypnea, rapid atrial fibrillation with a ventricular rate as high as 170, splenomegaly, and a right-sided abdominal mass.
    • The patient was an obese white woman who was in mild respiratory distress with tachypnea of 22 breaths/min.


late 19th century: from tachy- 'swift' + Greek pnoē 'breathing'.

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