Descriptor English: Dyspnea
Descriptor Spanish: Disnea
Descriptor disnea
Entry term(s) disnea en decúbito
disnea en reposo
Scope note: Respiración difícil o laboriosa.
Descriptor Portuguese: Dispneia
Descriptor French: Dyspnée
Entry term(s): Breath Shortness
Breath Shortnesses
Dyspnea, Recumbent
Dyspnea, Rest
Dyspneas, Rest
Recumbent Dyspnea
Rest Dyspnea
Shortness of Breath
Tree number(s): C08.618.326
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Difficult or labored breathing.
Annotation: do not confuse with APNEA or other respiration disorders
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 4479
Unique ID: D004417
NLM Classification: WF 143
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2021/10/18
Dyspnea - Preferred
Concept UI M0006931
Scope note Difficult or labored breathing.
Preferred term Dyspnea
Entry term(s) Breath Shortness
Breath Shortnesses
Shortness of Breath
Orthopnea - Narrower
Concept UI M000751458
Scope note Breathlessness in the recumbent position.
Preferred term Orthopnea
Entry term(s) Dyspnea, Recumbent
Recumbent Dyspnea
Trepopnea - Narrower
Concept UI M000751459
Scope note Dyspnea only in one side of lateral decubitus body position.
Preferred term Trepopnea
Platypnea - Narrower
Concept UI M000751461
Scope note Breathlessness in the upright position.
Preferred term Platypnea
Rest Dyspnea - Narrower
Concept UI M000751467
Scope note Breathlessness at rest or without exertion.
Preferred term Rest Dyspnea
Entry term(s) Dyspnea, Rest
Dyspneas, Rest

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