Definition of Orthopnea

1. Noun. Form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris.

Generic synonyms: Dyspnea, Dyspnoea



Definition of Orthopnea

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of orthopnoea) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Orthopnea

1. The plight of a person who can only breath easily when sitting straight or standing erect. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthopnea

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orthophosphates
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orthopinacoid
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orthopnea (current term)
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Literary usage of Orthopnea

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"orthopnea It is well known that patients suffering from dyspnea, ... The dyspnea which necessitates an upright posture is spoken of as orthopnea. ..."

2. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"orthopnea It is well known that patients suffering from dyspnea, and particularly those ... The exact cause of orthopnea is not definitely understood. ..."

3. Functional Pathology of Internal Diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"orthopnea It is well known that patients suffering from dyspnea, ... The dyspnea which necessitates an upright posture is spoken of as orthopnea. ..."

4. The London Medical and Physical Journal (1828)
"he had another attack of orthopnea, after which he threw up about seven ounces of blood mixed with phlegm. ..."

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