Kussmaul breathing

noun
Kuss·maul breathing | \ˈku̇s-ˌmau̇l- \
variants: or Kussmaul's breathing \-ˌmau̇lz- \ or Kussmaul respiration or Kussmaul's respiration

Medical Definition of Kussmaul breathing 

: abnormal deep, rapid, labored breathing that occurs as an involuntary response to severe acidosis (such as that associated with diabetes or kidney failure)

Note: Kussmaul breathing serves to give off large amounts of carbon dioxide which temporarily reduces acidosis but typically results in a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood.

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