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What is the definition or description of: Very rapid breathing?

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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Called tachypnea

doctors consider someone to have rapid breathing if their breathing is over 20 times a minutes.
However, that has to be taken in context with everything else that is going on. Certainly, breathing over 30x per minute is cause for concern.

In brief: Called tachypnea

doctors consider someone to have rapid breathing if their breathing is over 20 times a minutes.
However, that has to be taken in context with everything else that is going on. Certainly, breathing over 30x per minute is cause for concern.
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