Definition of Platypnea

1. Noun. (medicine) Shortness of breath that occurs when the patient is upright. The word is derived from the Greek platus (= flat) and pnoia (=breath). ¹



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Medical Definition of Platypnea

1. Difficulty in breathing when erect, relieved by recumbency. Compare: orthopnea. Origin: platy-+ G. Pnoe, a breathing (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Platypnea

platyhelminths
platyhieric
platykurtic
platykurtosis
platymeric
platymeter
platymeters
platymorphia
platyopia
platyopic
platypellic
platypellic pelvis
platypelloid
platypelloid pelvis
platypi
platypnea (current term)
platypneas
platypod
platypoda
platypodes
platyptera
platypus
platypusaries
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platypuses
platypussaries
platypussary
platyrhine
platyrhini
platyrhinian

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