hyperventilation definition

  • noun:
    • uncommonly quick or deep respiration, which leads to the loss of co2 through the blood, therefore causing a fall in blood pressure, tingling regarding the extremities, and sometimes fainting.
    • the state of respiration quicker or deeper than needed
    • The work or means of hyperventilating; breathing rapidly and profoundly.
    • A condition where alveolar co2 focus is markedly less than normal, often because breathing quickly and deeply.
    • an elevated level and rate of breathing higher than demanded because of the body requires; could cause faintness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest discomfort if continued

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