hypocapnia

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From hypo- +‎ -capnia.

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hypocapnia (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood.
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 69:
      The patient Ms. Gompert seemed both to be fighting for breath and to be breathing rapidly enough to induce hypocapnia […].

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