Definition of Hyperventilation

1. Noun. An increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued.




Definition of Hyperventilation

1. Noun. (medicine) the state of breathing faster or deeper than necessary ¹

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Medical Definition of Hyperventilation

1. A state in which there is an increased amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli (increased alveolar ventilation), resulting in reduction of carbon dioxide tension and eventually leading to alkalosis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Hyperventilation

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"hyperventilation (rapid, unusually deep breathing in excess of the ... hyperventilation lowers the CO level in body tissues to levels below normal, ..."

2. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Exercise and hyperventilation. Exercise is probably the most common trigger of brief episodes of symptoms. Exercise incites airflow limitation in most ..."

3. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air Diving (1999)
"8-2.7 hyperventilation. hyperventilation may result from rapid breathing due to malfunction in breathing apparatus or, occasionally, ..."

4. Emergency And Continuous Exposure Guidance Levels For Selected Submarine by Best, National Research Council (U.S.), Committee on Toxicology (2007)
"Although the NOAEL for 30 days is 28000 ppm, hyperventilation and associated ... The secondary toxic effects of CO2-induced hyperventilation that should be ..."

5. Manual of First-Aid Practices for School Bus Drivers by William R. Nesbitt (1998)
"Overbreathing or hyperventilation People who are inclined to have emotional problems that affect breathing also may have what is called the hyperventilation ..."

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