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Definition of Polypnea
1. rapid breathing [n -S]
Medical Definition of Polypnea
1. Synonym: tachypnea. Origin: poly-+ G. Pnoia, breath (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Polypnea
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1. Differential diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1911)
"Such a polypnea is seen most often in infectious fevers, such as typhoid or septicemia, less often in the terminal coma of diabetes. ..."
2. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"First injection of Witte's peptone produced polypnea; ... First injection of sodium oleate produced: polypnea; no urination; molasses- like fecal discharge, ..."
3. Clinical Symptomatology: With Special Reference to Life-threatening Symptoms by Alois Pick, Adolf Franz Hecht (1911)
"If this relation is disturbed we speak of polypnea, and if the respiration at ... In general, polypnea is found in nervous diseases, frequently in hysteria, ..."
4. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"Richet has studied this reflex upon dogs and has designated the greatly accelerated breathing in warm weather or after muscular exercise as thermic polypnea ..."
5. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"... has designated the greatly accelerated breathing in warm weather or after muscular exercise as thermic polypnea (according to Gad, tachypnea). ..."
6. Essays on the Internal Secretions, 1920: Comprising the Winning by Henry Robert Harrower (1921)
"... shown by attacks of tetany ; and respiratory troubles, shown by periods of polypnea—these troubles coming on as a result of various causes. ..."