hyperpnea

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hyperpnea

[‚hī·pər′nē·ə]
(medicine)
Increase in depth and rate of respiration.
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5,6 The quality of life of both groups was evaluated using SGRQ before and after treatment in terms of respiratory symptoms (cough, sputum, polypnea, gasp, dyspnea), limitation of motion (daily life, household duties, entertainment, sports), disease impacts (social contact, emotion, anxiety) and SGRQ total scores.
We report the case of a 42-year-old female patient, without important pathological antecedents, who was admitted to the coronary unit with symptoms of anxiety, polypnea, sweating, and abdominal pain and distension.
It was necessary to do an endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation because of the oxygen desaturation (81%) and polypnea (30/min).