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hypoventilation Line breaks: hypo|ven¦ti|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəʊvɛntɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of hypoventilation in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Breathing at an abnormally slow rate, resulting in an increased amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.
Example sentences
  • The airway is reduced and the person will experience hypoventilation (inadequate breathing).
  • Adverse outcomes during sedation usually have hypoxemia as a common pathway after hypoventilation or apnea leading to brain injury or death.
  • Hypotension or hypoventilation that would have precluded transfer was no more common in older patients than in younger patients.
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