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hy·per·ven·ti·la·tion

 (hī′pər-vĕn′tl-ā′shən)
n.
Abnormally fast or deep respiration, which results in the loss of carbon dioxide from the blood, thereby causing a fall in blood pressure, tingling of the extremities, and sometimes fainting.
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hyperventilation

(ˌhaɪpəˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) an increase in the depth, duration, and rate of breathing, sometimes resulting in cramp and dizziness
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hy•per•ven•ti•la•tion

(ˌhaɪ pərˌvɛn tlˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
prolonged rapid or deep breathing, resulting in excessive oxygen levels in the blood often with accompanying dizziness, chest pain, and tingling of extremities.
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Noun1.hyperventilation - 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
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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Translations

hyperventilation

[ˌhaɪpərvɛntɪˈleɪʃən] nhyperventilation f
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hyperventilation

[ˌhaɪpəˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃn] n (Med) → iperventilazione f
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hy·per·ven·ti·la·tion

n. hiperventilación, respiración excesivamente rápida y profunda con expiración del aire igualmente rápida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hyperventilation

n hiperventilación f
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References in periodicals archive ?
The overventilation made other technologies such as air-to-air heat recovery less cost effective because of the capacity necessary to accommodate the higher air volumes.
Providing ventilation via the VAV system may not require additional equipment, but the necessary controls to minimize overventilation, over cooling, and reheat in noncritical zones are elaborate and expensive.
The effectiveness of chest compressions depends on a couple of parameters (such as application of compressions to the right place, at an adequate depth and rate, on a regular and uninterrupted basis; letting the chest to fully recoil after each compression; avoiding overventilation; and maintaining a balance between compression and ventilation) (1,5, 7, 8).
The ASV group showed a significant tendency toward alkalosis and lower PC[O.sub.2] levels, which probably represents a tendency of overventilation in the ASV mode, or indeed perhaps more efficient ventilation.
Higher performing ventilation systems may be able to eliminate unnecessary overventilation, thereby providing equal or improved indoor air quality and comfort at lower cost and risk.
Airway occlusion, arterial desaturation, bradycardia, hyperoxygenation, overventilation and hypocarbia, apnea and pulmonary hemorrhage have been reported.
The air supply must be controlled to avoid overventilation, resulting in cold draughts, excessively dry air and energy losses.
Most of the existing housing stock in the US uses infiltration combined with window opening to provide ventilation, sometimes resulting in overventilation with subsequent energy loss, sometimes resulting in underventilation and poor indoor air quality.
The analysis showed frequent instances of under-ventilation, a condition that can cause poor air quality, occupant discomfort and even illness, as well as overventilation, which can boost energy costs dramatically.