Transient tachypnea - newbornTTN; Wet lungs - newborns; Retained fetal lung fluid; Transient RDS; Prolonged transition; Neonatal - transient tachypnea
Transient tachypnea is a breathing disorder seen shortly after delivery in full-term or late preterm babies.
- Transient means it is short-lived (most often less than 24 hours).
- Tachypnea means rapid breathing (faster than most normal newborns, who breathe 40 to 60 times per minute).
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