Definition of Hypoventilation

1. Noun. (medicine) Respiratory depression, occurring when ventilation is inadequate to perform the necessary gas exchange, which may be caused by certain medical conditions, by holding one's breath, or by drug overdose. ¹



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Medical Definition of Hypoventilation

1. A state in which there is a reduced amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypoventilation

hypotrochoid
hypotrochoids
hypotrophy
hypotropia
hypotympanotomy
hypotympanum
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hypotyposis
hypouresis
hypouricaemia
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hypouricemia
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hypouricuria
hypovarianism
hypoventilation (current term)
hypoventilation coma
hypovirulence
hypovitaminosis
hypovolaemia
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hypovolemia
hypovolemias
hypovolemic
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hypovolia
hypoxaemia
hypoxaemia test
hypoxaemias

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