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Definition of Bradypnea

Bradypnea: Abnormally slow breathing. A respiratory rate that is too slow. The normal rate of respirations (breaths per minute) depends on a number of factors, including the age of the individual and the degree of exertion.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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