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Pronunciation: pim'e-lor-thop'ne-a, -ne'a

Definition: Orthopnea; difficulty breathing in any but the erect posture, due to obesity.

Synonym(s): piorthopnea

[pimelo- + G. orthos, straight, + pnoe, breath]

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