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orthopnea, orthopnoea (British)
1. The ability to breathe easily only in an upright or sitting position or discomfort in breathing which is brought on or aggravated by lying down.
2. Shortness of breath experienced when lying down.
3. Difficult breathing that is partially, or wholly, relieved by an erect sitting or standing position; associated with various cardiac or respiratory disorders.
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