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1. An abnormally high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood, usually caused by acute respiratory failure from conditions such as asthma and obstructive pulmonary disease. It can lead to seizures and death if acute and untreated.
2. Carbon dioxide poisoning due to abnormally high concentrations of carbon dioxide in an organism's environment.
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(Medicine) an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood. Also: hypercarbia
[from hyper- + Greek kapnos smoke]
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hy•per•cap•ni•a(ˌhaɪ pərˈkæp ni ə)
the presence of an excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.
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|Noun||1.||hypercapnia - the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood|
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
asphyxia - a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
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n. hipercapnia, cantidad excesiva de dióxido de carbono en la sangre.
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