pneo-, -pnea, -pneic, -pnoea, -pnoeic, -pneo +
(Greek: air, wind; breathing)
pneograph (s) (noun), pneographs (pl)
An instrument for indicating the force and character of expiration: The pneograph was invented by Mortimer Granvill and operates by means of a light disk suspended in front of the mouth and connected with a needle that makes an automatic tracing.
pneometer, pneumatometer (s) (noun); pneometers; pneumatometers (pl)
A device to measure the force of inspiration or expiration of an individual's lungs: Dr. Smith decided to use a pneometer to assess Jack's respiratory gases and the capacity of his lungs with a spirometer.
pneometry (s) (noun), pneometries (pl)
The measurement of inspired or also of expired air; spirometry: Jane was pleased when the doctor showed her the pneometry of her lungs with very good results.
pneoscope (s) (noun), pneoscopes (pl)
An instrument for measuring the extent of the respiratory excursions of the chest: Dr. Hill used a pneoscope to estimate the extent of movement of Mary's thorax.
pneotachy (s) (noun), pneotachies (pl)
A fast rate of respiration: When seeing Dr. Small, Jenny was told that she had a case of pneotachy, which meant that she breathed in and out at a more rapid pace than normal.
polypnea (s) (noun), polypneas (pl)
Very rapid breathing; panting; tachypnea: After having her dog, Toby, run around a lot that afternoon, Amanda noticed it having a condition of polypnea caused by such physical exhaustion!
sleep apnea (s) (noun), sleep apneas (pl)
The temporary or permanent suspension of breathing while sleeping: Sleep apnea can be a brief suspension of breathing occurring repeatedly during sleep that often affects overweight people or those having an obstruction in the breathing tract, an abnormally small throat opening, or a neurological disorder.
tachypnea, tachypnoea (s) (noun); tachypneas; tachypnoeas (pl)
Rapid breathing; hyperventilation: During Floyd's illness, he developed tachypnoea causing an abnormal and excessively fast respiration.
traumatopnea, traumatopnoea (s) (noun); traumatopneas; traumatopnoeas (pl)
Passage of respiratory air in and out through a wound of the chest wall: Because Meg had a sudden onset of a sharp pain in one part of her chest and had a shortness of breath. After her doctor examined her, he told her that she had traumatopnea, which could lead to a lack of oxygen and low blood pressure.
trepopnea (s) (noun), trepopneas (pl)
Breathing difficulty occurring while lying down in a particular posture: Trepopnea is a shortness of breath when lying down on one side, but not on the other side and is caused by a chronic congestive heart failure, major bronchus, or by a disease of one lung.
Word units related to breath and breathe: hal-; pneumato-; pneumo-; psych-; spiro.
Cross references of word groups that are related, directly or indirectly, to: "air, wind": aello-; aeolo-; aero-; anemo-; atmo-; austro-; flat-, flatu-; phys-; pneumato-; turb-; vent-; zephyro-.
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