pneo-, -pnea, -pneic, -pnoea, -pnoeic, -pneo +

(Greek: air, wind; breathing)

apnea
The momentary suspension of breathing or the absence of breathing.
apneic
Related to or suffering from apnea.
apneusis
An abnormal respiratory pattern consisting of a pause at full inspiration; a prolonged inspiratory cramp caused by a lesion at the mid or caudal pontine level of the brainstem.
bradypnea
1. An abnormal slowness of respiration or breathing; specifically a low respiratory frequency.
2. A respiratory, or breathing, rate that is too slow.

The normal rate of respirations (breaths per minute) depends on a number of factors, including the age of the individual and the degree of exertion.

dyspneic
Relating to, or characterized by, a shortness of breath, a subjective difficulty or distress in breathing, usually associated with disease of the heart or lungs.

It occurs normally during intense physical exertion, at high altitude, or because of being over weight; labored breathing.

eupnea
Easy, free respiration; the type observed in a normal individual under resting conditions.
hyperpnea, hyperpnoea (high" pur NEE uh, high PURP nee uh)
Breathing that is deeper and more rapid than is normal at rest; such as, panting, gasping, and/or convulsive breathing.
hypnoapnea
A temporary suspension of breathing during sleep; also known as sleepapnea.
hypopnea
Breathing that is shallower, and/or slower, than normal.
oligopnea
Breathing that is shallower, and/or slower, than normal.
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.
pimelorthopnea
1. Dyspnea while lying down, due to obesity.
2. Difficulty breathing in any but the erect posture, due to obesity.
3. Also known as piorthopnea.
piorthopnea
1. Dyspnea while lying down, due to obesity.
2. Difficulty breathing in any but the erect posture, due to obesity.
platypnea
Difficulty in breathing when erect, relieved by recumbency (in other words, by lying flat).
pneodynamics
The mechanics or action of breathing.

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-.