air hunger

noun

Medical Definition of air hunger

1 : a sensation of not being able to breathe in sufficient air or of needing to breathe in more air that typically results in deep, rapid, labored breathing and occurs especially in those affected with acidosis
2 : abnormal deep, rapid, labored breathing : kussmaul breathing

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“Air hunger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/air%20hunger. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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