- down, below normal) and pnoe (meaning breathing).
* * *Breathing that is shallower, and/or slower, than normal. SYN: oligopnea. [hypo- + G. pnoe, breathing]
* * *hy·po·pnea or chiefly Brit hy·po·pnoea .hī-pō-'nē-ə n abnormally slow or esp. shallow respiration
* * *hy·pop·nea (hi-popґne-ə) [hypo- + -pnea] abnormal decrease in the depth and rate of breathing. Cf. bradypnea and hypoventilation. hypopneic adj
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