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Dyspnea (Latin dyspnoea, Greek dyspnoia from dyspnoos - short of breath) or shortness of breath (SOB) is perceived difficulty breathing or pain on breathing. It is a common symptom of a great many disorders, including SARS, emphysema, COPD, broken ribs, lung cancer, malignant hypertension, and so forth.

Causes

- disorders within the lungs, such as pulmonary hypertension, atelectasis
- disorders in the ribcage, such as kyphosis,
- disorders in adjacent organs
- disorders in the nervous system
- disorders due to drugs and toxic substances.


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