hypercapnia


hypercapnia
Abnormally increased arterial carbon dioxide tension. SYN: hypercarbia. [hyper- + G. kapnos, smoke, vapor]

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hy·per·cap·nia -'kap-nē-ə n the presence of an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood
hy·per·cap·nic -nik adj

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n.
the presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of carbon dioxide.

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hy·per·cap·nia (hi″pər-kapґne-ə) [hyper- + capn- + -ia] excess of carbon dioxide in the blood. Called also hypercarbia. hypercapnic adj

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  • Hypercapnia — Infobox Disease Name = Hypercapnia Caption = Carbon dioxide DiseasesDB = 95 ICD10 = ICD10|R|06|8|r|00 ICD9 = ICD9|786.09 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006935 Hypercapnia or hypercapnea (from the Greek… …   Wikipedia

  • hypercapnia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + Greek kapnos smoke; probably akin to Lithuanian kvapas breath Date: 1908 the presence of excessive amounts of carbon dioxide in the blood • hypercapnic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercapnia — hy·per·cap·ni·a (hī pər kăpʹnē ə) n. A condition marked by an unusually high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood as a result of hypoventilation.   [hyper + Greek kapnos, smoke + ia2.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercapnia — noun the condition of having an abnormally high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood Syn: hypercarbia Ant: hypocapnia …   Wiktionary

  • hypercapnia — n. excess of carbon dioxide in the blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypercapnia — hy·per·cap·nia …   English syllables

  • hypercapnia — hypercarbia; n. the presence in the blood of an abnormally high concentration of carbon dioxide …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hypercapnia — hy•per•cap•ni•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˈkæp ni ə[/t]] n. med the presence of an excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the blood • Etymology: 1905–10; hyper + Gk kapn(ós) smoke + ia …   From formal English to slang

  • hypercapnia — noun the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood • Syn: ↑hypercarbia • Ant: ↑hypocapnia • Hypernyms: ↑physical condition, ↑physiological state, ↑physiological …   Useful english dictionary

  • Permissive hypercapnia — is hypercapnia, (i.e. high concentration of carbon dioxide in blood), in respiratory insufficient patients in which oxygenation has become so difficult that the optimal mode of mechanical ventilation (with oxygenation in mind) is not capable of… …   Wikipedia


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