Definitions for hypoventilation
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Respiratory depression, occurring when ventilation is inadequate to perform the necessary gas exchange, which may be caused by certain medical conditions, by holding one's breath, or by drug overdose.
In medicine, hypoventilation occurs when ventilation is inadequate to perform needed gas exchange. By definition it causes an increased concentration of carbon dioxide and respiratory acidosis.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A reduction in the amount of air entering the pulmonary alveoli.
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