Definition of Acapnia

1. Noun. A state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing.

Exact synonyms: Hypocapnia
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Derivative terms: Acapnial, Acapnic, Acapnotic
Antonyms: Hypercapnia



Definition of Acapnia

1. Noun. The state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acapnia

1. a lack of carbon dioxide in blood and tissues [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acapnia

1. Less than the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood. The opposite of hypercapnia. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Acapnia

acanthopterygious
acanthor
acanthorrhexis
acanthoses
acanthosis
acanthosis nigricans
acanthotic
acanthous
acanthrocyte
acanthrocytosis
acanths
acanthus
acanthus family
acanthuses
acapella
acapnia (current term)
acapnial
acapnial alkalosis
acapnias
acapnic
acapnotic
acaprazine
acapsular
acapulcoite
acaracide
acarbia
acarbose
acarbose 7-phosphotransferase
acarboses

Literary usage of Acapnia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"Deficiency of Carbon Dioxide in the Blood, or acapnia. —Henderson thought that shock was due to a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood on account of ..."

2. Intravenous Injection in Wound Shock, Being the Oliver-Sharpey Lectures by William Maddock Bayliss (1918)
"acapnia, meaning by that the state brought about by too great removal of carbon ... acapnia might indeed be produced by excessive respiratory efforts in ..."

3. The Newer physiology in surgical and general practice by Arthur J. Rendle Short (1915)
"The exhausted vasomotor centre theory of Crile and Mummery— The acapnia theory of Yandell Henderson—The ..."

4. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"Y. Henderson, 1908 and 1909, pointed out the analogic? between the phenomena of acapnia and surgical shock. He believed that the latter may be explained by ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The prevention of acapnia during anesthesia is favored by regulating the ... acapnia and shock. II. A principle underlying the normal variations in the ..."

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