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tachypnea

 [tak″ip-ne´ah]
very rapid respirations, seen especially in high fever when the body attempts to rid itself of excess heat. The rate of respiration increases at a ratio of about eight breaths per minute for every degree Celsius above normal. Other causes include pneumonia, compensatory respiratory alkalosis as the body tries to “blow off” excess carbon dioxide, respiratory insufficiency, lesions in the respiratory control center of the brain, and salicylate poisoning. See also hyperpnea and hyperventilation.
transient tachypnea of the newborn a self-limited elevation of the respiratory rate in newborns due to delayed clearing of fetal lung water.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tach·yp·ne·a

(tak-ip-nē'ă), In the diphthong pn, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word. Although tachypne'a is the correct pronunciation, the alternative pronunciation tachyp'nea is widespread in the U.S.
Rapid breathing.
Synonym(s): polypnea
[tachy- + G. pnoē (pnoiē), breathing]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tachypnea

(tăk′ĭp-nē′ə, tăk′ĭ-nē′ə)
n.
Rapid breathing.

tach′yp·ne′ic adj.
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tachypnea

Medtalk Abnormally fast breathing. Cf Dyspnea.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tach·y·pne·a

(tak'ip-nē'ă)
Rapid breathing (i.e., 20 breaths/min).
Synonym(s): polypnea, tachypnoea.
[tachy- + G. pnoē (pnoiē), breathing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tach·y·pne·a

(tak'ip-nē'ă)
Rapid breathing.
[tachy- + G. pnoē (pnoiē), breathing]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Upon physical examination, the patient was alert, tachypneic, and being with dry mucous membranes.
On physical examination, the child was pale and tachypneic (respiratory rate 56/min) with bilateral rales.
On physical examination, she was alert and reactive, but unable to move any limb; she also was tachypneic and incapable to talk.
On examination he was weighing <2SD for age and sex, saturating 88% in air, well perfused, but tachypneic with mild S/C recession, had clear chest, 2/6 systolic murmur at LSE and no hepatomegaly.
Distribution of clinical characteristics of the sample Clinical characteristics of the sample n % Diagnosis Neuroloy 8 32 Orthopaedics 4 16 Gastroenterology 4 16 Urology 2 8 Hepatology 1 4 Multiple diagnosis 6 24 Level of conscience Normal 5 20 Disordered 19 76 Not mentioned 1 4 Breathing clinical picture Eupneic 13 52 Tachypneic 2 8 Dyspneic 6 24 Not mentioned 4 16 Feeding situation VO 0 0 VO UDC 13 52 Zero diet 10 40 Not mentioned 2 8 Caption: VO = Via oral feeding route; VO UDC = Via oral feeding route under doctor's criteria.
Five minutes later, she complained of chest pain again and she became hypotensive (BP: 72/59 mmHg), dyspneic, and tachypneic (Sp[O.sub.2] 88% on nasal cannula).
On initial evaluation, she was febrile to 101.3[degrees]F, tachycardic, tachypneic, and hypoxic to 90% on room air.
On admission to the ICU, she was afebrile with a temperature of 97.7[degrees] F, tachycardic with a pulse of 115/min, tachypneic with a respiratory rate of 22/min, and was hypotensive (a low blood pressure as low as 75/48).
He was hypothermic (33.5[degrees]C) and tachypneic (77bpm) with an appropriate heart rate for the age (147 bpm).
On admission, she was found to be tachypneic, tachycardic, and afebrile.
On the fifth postoperative day, while slowly weaning off the ventilator, he became tachypneic, with signs of progressive hypoxia and right heart failure.