orthopnea definition

  • noun:
    • Alternative spelling of orthopnoea.
    • kind of dyspnea where person can breathe easily only when standing or sitting erect; involving symptoms of asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "orthopnea"
  • Hypernym for "orthopnea"
  • Medical Dictionary for "orthopnea"
    • The inability to inhale quickly except…
    • View More
41 votes

How would you define orthopnea?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!