Definition of hypercapnia in English:

hypercapnia

Syllabification: hy·per·cap·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈkapnēə
 
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noun

Pathology
Excessive carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, typically caused by inadequate respiration.
More example sentences
  • These effects include a mild degree of hypoventilation with consequent hypercapnia, and a diminished responsiveness to respiratory stimuli.
  • Baseline ventilation was normal, and the respiratory and cardiovascular responses to hyperoxic hypercapnia were normal in the patients.
  • During a relapse, respiratory muscle weakness can precipitate hypoxemia and hypercapnia of rapid onset.

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