shallow breathing


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to shallow breathing: shortness of breath, Deep breathing, labored breathing

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The initial signs of hypothermia are intense shivering, pale or blue gums, shallow breathing and unresponsiveness.
The rapid shallow breathing index was not reported to be widely used clinically in Australia and New Zealand.
You may notice that shallow breathing often feels tense and constricted, while deep breathing produces relaxation.
Both CAPs-exposed groups had a significant response to the exposure, but the stress group exhibited greater breathing frequency, shorter inhalation and exhalation times, and lower expiratory flows and tidal volumes--that is, a rapid, shallow breathing pattern--compared with the nonstress group.
The gas is fatal in high dosages, especially for children who are more susceptible to severe reactions such as shallow breathing that can result in death.
She had shallow breathing and she didn't have any idea who anyone was or what was happening.
Take deep, even breaths when active; shallow breathing seems to increase cramping.
For example, he thought that shallow breathing symbolized someone's inability to keep up with the frenetic pace of their life.
Cultivating an appreciation for the textures and variations of breath sounds as we move through life on and off our yoga mat, we can also learn to notice unconscious breath holding and moments of shallow breathing.
These actions addressed the issues of attention, anxiety, and nervousness by using a "cue phrase" (Slow is smooth; smooth is fast), and a calming breath that helped to direct attention to mission requirements and counter the physiological responses that accompany overly high energy levels, such as short, shallow breathing and muscle tension.
In the absence of evidence of airway obstruction or restrictive interstitial lung disease, the shallow breathing pattern suggests ventilatory muscle weakness as one possible explanation for increased dyspnea intensity at a given ventilation in CD patients.