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Related to inspiratory dyspnea: expiratory dyspnea
Etymology: L, inspirare, to breathe in; Gk, dys, without, pnoia, breath
a form of breathing difficulty caused by an obstruction in the larynx, trachea, or bronchi. The patient attempts to compensate for this deficiency with prolonged, deep inspirations.
Dyspnea due to interference with the passage of air to the lungs. See: stridor
See also: dyspnea
labored or difficult breathing; a sign of a variety of disorders and is primarily an indication of inadequate ventilation, or of insufficient amounts of oxygen in the circulating blood.
the dyspnea is primary during the expiratory phase of respiration. Usually associated with lower airway obstruction.
the dyspnea is primarily during the inspiratory phase of respiration. Usually associated with upper airway obstructions and sometimes disorders of the pleura.