hyperventilation

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

Definition of hyperventilation

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

1928

First Known Use of hyperventilation

1928


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hyperventilation

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noun hy·per·ven·ti·la·tion \-ˌvent-əl-ˈā-shən\

Medical Definition of hyperventilation

  1. :  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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