TITLE

orthopnea

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1535
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "orthopnea" is presented. The term refers to labored breathing that occurs when lying flat and is relieved by sitting up. This is one of the classical symptoms of left ventricular heart failure. The term originated from the Greek words "orthos" which means straight and "pnoia" which means to breath. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238680

 

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