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An abnormally rapid rate of respiration.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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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