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Hyperpnea is when increased breathing is required to meet demand, as during and following exercise or when the body lacks oxygen (hypoxia), for instance in high altitude or as a result of anaemia. Hyperpnea may also occur as a result of sepsis, and is usually a sign of the beginning of refractory sepsis. Tachypnea differs from hyperpnea in that tachypnea is rapid shallow breaths, while hyperpnea is rapid deep breaths.


ee also

*Hyperventilation, deep or fast breathing
*Hypoventilation, too shallow or too slow breathing
*Control of respiration

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  • hyperpnea — [hī΄pərp nē′ə, hī΄pər nē′ə] n. [ModL < HYPER + Gr pnoē, breathing < pnein, to breathe: see PNEUMA] abnormally rapid breathing; panting hyperpneic adj …   English World dictionary

  • hyperpnea — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1860 abnormally rapid or deep breathing • hyperpneic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperpnea — /huy peuhrp nee euh, huy peuhr nee euh/, n. Pathol. abnormally deep or rapid respiration. Also, hyperpnoea. [1855 60; < NL, equiv. to hyper HYPER + pnea PNEA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperpnea — noun Deep and rapid respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders …   Wiktionary

  • hyperpnea — Breathing that is deeper and more rapid than is normal at rest. [hyper + G. pnoe, breathing] * * * hy·per·pnea or chiefly Brit hy·per·pnoea .hī pər nē ə, .pərp nē n abnormally rapid or deep breathing hy·per·pne·ic or chiefly Brit hy·per·pnoe·ic… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpnea — n. rapid breathing, panting (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperpnea — hy·per·pnea …   English syllables

  • hyperpnea — hy•perp•ne•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pərpˈni ə, ˌhaɪ pərˈni ə[/t]] n. pat abnormally deep or rapid respiration • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • hyperpnea — noun energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders • Ant: ↑hypopnea • Hypernyms: ↑breathing, ↑external respiration, ↑respiration, ↑ventilation * * * /huy peuhrp nee euh,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyperventilation — Not to be confused with hypoventilation. Hyperventilation ICD 10 R06.4 ICD 9 786.01 Hyperventilation or overbreathing is the state of breathing faster and/or deeper than normal …   Wikipedia

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