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Dyspnea

Difficult or labored breathing.

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Bradypnea

Abnormally slow breathing.

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Apneic

Temporary absence of breathing.

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Malaise

A general sense of being unwell.

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Tachypnea

Breathing that is abnormally rapid and often shallow.

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Epistaxis

Bleeding from the nose, either spontaneous or induced by nosepicking or trauma.

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Febrile

A temporary increase in average body temperature of 98.6 F (37 C). A fever.

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Parasthesia

Tingling or prickling, “pins-and-needles” sensation; usually temporary, often occurs in the arms, hands, legs, or feet.

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Pleuritic

Inflammation of the tissues that line the lungs and chest cavity.

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Orthopnea

Shortness of breath (dyspnea) that occurs when lying flat

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Anisocoria

Condition characterized by an unequal size of the eyes' pupils.

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Eupnea

Normal, good, unlabored breathing, sometimes known as quiet breathing or resting respiratory rate.

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Hypercapnia/Hypercarbia

Condition that occurs when there is too much carbon dioxide in the blood

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Hyperpnea

Increased depth and rate of breathing.

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Normotensive

Having a normal blood pressure.

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Rales

Abnormal rattling sound heard when examining unhealthy lungs with a stethoscope.

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Ronchi

Coarse rattling respiratory sounds.

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Stridor

Harsh vibrating noise when breathing, caused by obstruction of the windpipe or larynx.

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Inspiratory

Act of breathing in.

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Pulsus Paradoxus

Fall of systolic blood pressure of >10 mmHg during the inspiratory phase. Loss of pulse during breathing in.