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Underbreathing

Definition
noun
A state where there is an inadequate amount of air inhaled, resulting in the low amount of oxygen to enter the alveoli of the lungs
Supplement
Synonym(s):

  • respiratory depression
  • Underventilation
  • hypoventilation

Compare:

  • hyperventilation
  • See also:

    Mentioned in:

  • Mountain disease
  • Pickwickian syndrome


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