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Kussmaul breathing

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noun Kuss·maul breathing \ˈku̇s-ˌmau̇l-\

Medical Definition of Kussmaul breathing

  1. :  abnormally slow deep respiration characteristic of air hunger and occurring especially in acidotic states—called also Kussmaul respiration



Biographical Note for kussmaul breathing

Kussmaul, Adolf (1822–1902), German physician. Kussmaul made notable contributions to clinical medicine. In 1873 he introduced the concept of paradoxical pulse in a clinical description of obstructive pericarditis. The following year he described the labored breathing in diabetic coma that is now known as Kussmaul breathing.

Variants of kussmaul breathing

or Kuss·maul's breathing \-ˌmau̇lz-\play

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