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Hypoventilation

Synonym(s)

  • alveolar hypoventilation

Definition(s)

A state in which there is a reduced amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.

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A state in which there is a reduced amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Deficient ventilation of the lungs that results in reduction in the oxygen content or increase in the carbon dioxide content of the blood or both.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 8, 2014