panting

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panting

Etymology: Fr, panteler, to gasp
a ventilatory pattern characterized by rapid, shallow breathing commonly used during labor. Panting usually moves gas back and forth in the anatomical dead space at a high flow rate, which evaporates water and removes heat but produces little or no alveolar ventilation. It does not usually cause carbon dioxide levels to be affected. Compare hyperventilation.

panting

(pant'ing) [ME. panten]
Short, shallow, rapid respirations. Synonym: polypnea

panting

rapid shallow breathing; a mechanism in furry animals for losing heat. In humans, not a normal physiological pattern of breathing. See also hyperventilation, tachypnoea.

panting

rapid, shallow breathing, a characteristic heat-losing reaction in dogs; represents an increase in dead-space ventilation resulting in heat loss without necessarily increasing oxygen uptake or carbon dioxide loss.

panting disease