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hypoventilation

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormally slow and shallow respiration, resulting in an increased level of carbon dioxide in the blood.

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  • n. 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.

Etymologies

hypo- +‎ ventilation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The aeration of the alveolar spaces has entered its final stage of decompensation, and the full state of alveolar hypoventilation is established.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • We aid in the evaluation and management of children with obstructive sleep apnea, as well as chronic lung diseases, degenerative muscle disease with chronic respiratory failure, hypoventilation syndrome, and respiratory control disorders.

    Sleep Center

  • The disorder -- also known as congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, or CCHS -- was first identified in 1970 and is associated with sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

    Safe? Sound? A Parent's Nightmare

  • Most extreme of the forms of physiological dysfunction in emphysema are those rather uncommon cases of severe alveolar hypoventilation sometimes called the Ayerza syndrome, in which all of the above trends are manifested to maximum degree, and yet often with only mild anatomical changes in the lungs42.

    Dickinson W. Richards - Nobel Lecture

  • Boy who stops breathing when asleep has 'defied all odds' Liam Derbyshire was born with a rare condition called central hypoventilation, which makes it impossible for him to draw a breath automatically.

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  • Because serious or life-threatening hypoventilation could occur, fentanyl transdermal system is contraindicated:

  • Since the peak fentanyl concentrations generally occur between 24 and 72 hours of treatment, prescribers should be aware that serious or life-threatening hypoventilation may occur, even in opioid-tolerant patients, during the initial application period.

  • Doctors told Liam's parents he would only live six weeks due to the condition called central hypoventilation - also known as Ondine's Curse.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • In particular, fatigue does not improve, possibly due to co-existing medical problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea or obesity hypoventilation, according to Dr, Greening.

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  • We have identified various neurological abnormalities in this mouse model of Rett syndrome/X-linked mental retardation which may help to elucidate the manner in which MECP2 mutations cause neuronal changes resulting in mental retardation without the confounding effects of seizures, chronic hypoventilation, or other Rett syndrome associated symptoms.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

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