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what does tachypnea mean?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fast breathing: Tachy - fast. Pnea - breathing. Approximately more than 20 breaths per minute in adults.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Difference between shallow breaths and tachypnea?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Shallow versus fast: Shallow breaths are less deep and can be completley normal. Tachypnea is fast breathing, generally breathing above 30 breaths per minute in an adult. If you are breathing very shallow breaths you will probably also breathe faster than normal so you could often have shallow breathing and tachypnea or fast breathing at the same time.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Difference between hyperpnea and tachypnea?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Pulmonology 38 years experience
Fast/deep vs. fast: Tachypnea is a rapid breathing rate (normal is between 12-20 breaths/minute).Hyperpnea is deeper and more rapid breathing than at rest as occurs, for example with exercise. Neither rapid nor deeper breathing necessarily increases alveolar ventilation which is the amount of air that actually reaches the air sacs to deliver oxygen. If airways are blocked fast and deep breaths dont reach air sacs.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the meaning of tachypnea?

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Dr. Steven Sahn
Pulmonology 53 years experience
Increased respirator: Increased respiratory rate.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Whats tachypnea mean?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Fast breathing: Rapid rate of breathing - varies by age.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Fast breathing rate: Tachypnea means you are breathing faster than normal which is 12 to 14 breaths per minute.

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