Definition of hypoventilation in English:


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


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Breathing at an abnormally slow rate, resulting in an increased amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.
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    • 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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