trepopnea


Also found in: Wikipedia.

trepopnea

 [tre″pop-ne´ah]
dyspnea that is relieved when the patient is in lateral recumbent position.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tre·pop·ne·a

(tre-pahp'nē-ă),
Sensation of shortness of breath experienced in one body position but not in another.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
(14,17) Large effusions will cause dyspnea, trepopnea, with or without chest pain (shooting, dull aching) or dry cough.
Pleural effusion may be caused by a variety of serious underlying conditions and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with dyspnea, dry cough or trepopnea, with or without chest pain.