trepopnea


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trepopnea

 [tre″pop-ne´ah]
dyspnea that is relieved when the patient is in lateral recumbent position.

tre·pop·ne·a

(tre-pahp'nē-ă),
Sensation of shortness of breath experienced in one body position but not in another.

trepopnea

/tre·pop·nea/ (tre″pop-ne´ah) dyspnea that is relieved when the patient is in lateral recumbent position.

tre·pop·ne·a

(trē-pop'nē'ă)
1. Dyspnea that is relieved in the lateral recumbent position.
2. Difficult or labored breathing while lying on one side but not the other, associated with unilateral lung diseases or condtions.
See also: platypnea
Synonym(s): trepopnoea.
[G. trepō, to turn, + -pnea]
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