hyperventilation

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

Definition of hyperventilation

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

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1928

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hyperventilation

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

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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