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Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R06.8
ICD-9 786.09

Bradypnea (Greek from bradys, slow + pnoia, breath), British English spelling bradypnoea refers to an abnormally slow breathing rate. The rate at which bradypnea is diagnosed depends upon the age of the patient.

Additional recommended knowledge

Age Ranges and Bradypnea

  • Age 0-1 year < 30 breaths per minute
  • Age 1-3 years < 25 breaths per minute
  • Age 3-12 years < 20 breaths per minute
  • Age 12 and older < 12 breaths per minute

See also


Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2006). Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Julie K. Stegman, 250. ISBN 0-7817-3390-1. 

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