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TTN

Abbreviation for transient tachypnea of the newborn.

tachypnea

(tak?i(p)-ne'a) [ tachy- + -pnea]
1. Abnormally rapid respiration. See: accelerated respiration
2. A respiratory rate greater than normal for that age.

nervous tachypnea

An out-of-date term for panic attack.
See: respiratory alkalosis; hyperventilation

transient tachypnea of the newborn

Abbreviation: TTN
A self-limited condition often affecting newborns who have experienced intrauterine hypoxia resulting from aspiration of amniotic fluid, delayed clearance of fetal lung fluid, or both. Signs of respiratory distress commonly appear within 6 hr after birth, improve within 24 to 48 hr, and resolve within 72 hours of birth, without respiratory assistance.

transient tachypnea of the newborn

Abbreviation: TTN
A self-limited condition often affecting newborns who have experienced intrauterine hypoxia resulting from aspiration of amniotic fluid, delayed clearance of fetal lung fluid, or both. Signs of respiratory distress commonly appear within 6 hr after birth, improve within 24 to 48 hr, and resolve within 72 hours of birth, without respiratory assistance.
See also: tachypnea
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