hypoventilation

noun

hy·​po·​ven·​ti·​la·​tion -ˌvent-ᵊl-ˈā-shən How to pronounce hypoventilation (audio)
: deficient ventilation of the lungs that results in reduction in the oxygen content or increase in the carbon dioxide content of the blood or both
hypoventilated adjective

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“Hypoventilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypoventilation. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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