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Tachypnoea

 
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Overview

Respiratory rate greater then 20 breathes per minute.
  • Causes of Tachypnoea

  • Physiologic - during exercise or at high altitude
  • Anxiety
  • Metabolic acidosis - abdominal pathology, sepsis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory failure
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