platypnea(redirected from platypnoea)
pla·typ·ne·a(plă-tip-nē'ă), In the diphthong pn, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word. Although the classically correct pronunciation is platypnea, the word is often pronounced platyp'nea in the U.S.
Difficulty in breathing when upright, which is relieved by recumbency. Compare: orthopnea.
[platy- + G. pnoē, a breathing]
Dyspnea that occurs when the patient is sitting up.
Mentioned in: Shortness of Breath