shallow breathing


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shal·low breath·ing

a type of breathing with abnormally low tidal volume.

shallow breathing

[shal′ō]
Etymology: ME, schalowe, little depth
a respiration pattern marked by slow, shallow, and generally ineffective inspirations and expirations. It is usually caused by drugs and indicates depression of the medullary respiratory center.

shal·low breath·ing

(shal'ō brēdh'ing)
Respiration with abnormally low tidal volume.

shal·low breath·ing

(shal'ō brēdh'ing)
Respiration with abnormally low tidal volume.

shallow breathing,

n a respiration pattern marked by slow, shallow, and generally ineffective inspirations and expirations. It is usually caused by drugs and indicates depression of the medullary respiratory centers.
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