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An abnormally rapid rate of respiration.



(also called polypnea), quick, shallow breathing without disturbance of rhythm. Tachypnea is a form of inspiratory dyspnea (labored breathing) unaccompanied by such clinical symptoms as constrained body position or cyanosis of the lips. Tachypnea may occur in healthy persons during physical exertion or nervous excitement.

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Transient tachypnea, also called "wet lungs," was the second most common respiratory illness, occurring in 6.
The physical examination was unremarkable except for exophthalmos, tachypnea, S3 edema, and bilateral pretibial pitting edema, and the laboratory investigation revealed the following levels: blood urea nitrogen 94 mg/dL, creatinin 1.
9%, or approximately 1 in 15, of all late preterm deliveries," they noted, adding that the "adjusted risk of oxygen use, transient tachypnea of the newborn, mechanical ventilation, respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia or newborn sepsis, and admission to the NICU all were significantly decreased for neonates with soft or elective precursors delivered at 37, 38, 39, and 40 weeks of gestation compared with late preterm.
Patients not at increased risk of complications whose illness is not severe do not routinely require antiviral treatment; however, those who have symptoms of lower respiratory tract illness, dyspnea, hypoxemia, tachypnea, or other warning symptoms of severe illness should be treated promptly with antivirals.
A 75-year-old man was brought to the Accident and Emergency Department with a sudden onset of severe stridor and tachypnea.
Hadjidemetriou said he was "cautiously optimistic" about how the baby would respond, as it appeared to have tachypnea (rapid shallow breaths) and the doctors could know how it would respond.
Within 72-96 hours, most patients develop fever (as high as 107[degrees] F) and altered state of consciousness (ranging from agitation and confusion to stupor and coma) accompanied by autonomic dysregulation (tachycardia, tachypnea, labile blood pressure, urinary incontinence, or diaphoresis).
Pulmonary embolism can present with a wide range of clinical features, including dyspnea, tachypnea, pleuritic pain, apprehension, tachycardia, cough and hemoptysis.
Other physical findings were loss of pectoral muscle mass, hypothermia, tachycardia, tachypnea, lime-green urates, and a heavy infestation of lice.
The observed clinical signs demonstrating autonomic dysfunction are hyperthermia, tachycardia, tachypnea, diaphoresis, altered consciousness, and hyper- or hypotension.
A clinical exam documented decreased air movement and recurrent wheezing associated with the persistent tachypnea and tachycardia.