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Dyspnea is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Dyspnea." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114552/all/Dyspnea.
Zeiger RF. Dyspnea. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114552/all/Dyspnea. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Dyspnea. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114552/all/Dyspnea
Zeiger RF. Dyspnea [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114552/all/Dyspnea.
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