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Noun1.hypocapnia - a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normalhypocapnia - a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hypercapnia, hypercarbia - the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
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n. hipocapnia, disminución del dióxido de carbono en la sangre.
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Supportive care may include assisted ventilation, with care to avoid hypocarbia and hyperoxia.
Hypocarbia and adverse outcome in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
While aspirating the cyst, sudden and persistent desaturation (Sp[O.sub.2]: 70%), hypotension (55/35 mmHg), hypocarbia (EtC[O.sub.2]: 10 mmHg), bradycardia (heart rate: 40 /min), bronchospasm, and increased peak airway pressure were noted.
Patients presenting with hypoxemia despite supplemental oxygen administration, and normo- or hypocarbia were treated with CPAP via a facemask.
Other evidence implicates carbon dioxide in the dialysate as causing chronic hypocarbia, metabolic acidosis, and uremic toxins (Pedruzzi et al., 2015) as a cause of apnea in patients on hemodialysis.
In neurosurgical procedures ability of a breathing system to effectively eliminate Carbon dioxide and its rebreathing characteristics plays a pivotal role in maintenance of hypocarbia, which reduces intra cranial pressure (ICP) and facilitates surgical exposure.
Inpatient medical recommendations include: aspirin use (2-5mg/kg in children or 50-100mg in adults) but no long-term anticoagulation; avoidance of hypocarbia associated with hyperventilation, hypotension, hypovolemia, and hyperthermia; isotonic fluid administration at 1.25-1.5 times maintenance rate; and oxygen supplementation (3).