carbonæmia

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Etymology[edit]

carbon +‎ -aemia, conjunction: Latin carbo (charcol) and Ancient Greek αἷμα (haîma, blood).

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carbonæmia

  1. (medicine) Excessive amount of carbon, particularity carbon dioxide, in blood.
    • 1875, Faneuil D. Weisee, Nitrous Oxide Gas, in The Sanitarian, Volume II, page 29:
      While it produces less carbonæmia than the above mentioned agents, its special effect is to so alter the blood corpuscles as to prevent them from assimilating oxygen.

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