tachypnea = breathing quickly (pronounced "Ta-kip-nee-ah")
Our small group discussion leader is an MD who helps us through the intricacies of nephrology. Today, he mentioned a funny sidenote:
"I had a friend in medical school who didn't go to class for the first two years because he preferred to study on his own [a fairly common thing in medical school]. It was fine, but when he got to the wards during his third year, he didn't know how to pronounce anything correctly. So he called [the word] "tacky-pee-nee.""