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hyperventilation

hyperventilation

noun hy·per·ven·ti·la·tion \-ˌven-tə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of HYPERVENTILATION

:  excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood

First Known Use of HYPERVENTILATION

1928

hyperventilation

noun hy·per·ven·ti·la·tion \-ˌvent-əl-ˈā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERVENTILATION

:  excessive ventilation; specifically :  excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood—called also overventilation

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