labored respiration


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la·bored res·pi·ra·tion

difficult, usually deep, breathing in patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease or disease affecting nervous system control of ventilation.

labored respiration

Respiration that involves active participation of accessory inspiratory and expiratory muscles; dyspnea.
See also: respiration

la·bor·ed res·pi·ra·tion

(lābŏrd respir-āshŭn)
Difficult, usually deep, breathing in patients with cardiac or pulmonary disease.