Definition of Shortness of breath

1. Noun. A dyspneic condition.

Exact synonyms: Breathlessness, Sob
Generic synonyms: Dyspnea, Dyspnoea
Derivative terms: Breathless, Breathless



Definition of Shortness of breath

1. Noun. difficulty in breathing; dyspnea ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Shortness of breath

1. Difficulty breathing. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Shortness of breath

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"JC,1 white male, age fifty-three, was admitted to the Medical Division July 6, 1921 complaining of palpitation, shortness of breath, and "gas on his stomach ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1883)
"In this case there were paroxysms of dyspnoea, at first very light; merely noticed as spells of shortness of breath; but they rapidly increased in severity ..."

3. The Homoeopathic domestic medicine by Joseph Laurie (1883)
"Breathing, Chest, Ac. shortness of breath and difficulty of breathing, ... Breathing, Chest, Ac. Great difficulty and shortness of breath : cough as soon as ..."

4. An Index of differential diagnosis of main symptoms by Herbert French (1918)
"If a bruit be present, it may fairly be assumed that the heart is a factor in causing shortness of breath, but unless some other tell-tale sign be present ..."

5. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis (1917)
"shortness of breath is a frequent complaint among those suffering from tuberculosis. Curiously enough the degree of dyspnea bears very little relation to ..."

6. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis (1917)
"shortness of breath is a frequent complaint among those suffering from tuberculosis. Curiously enough thf degree of dyspnea bears very little relation to ..."

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