noun. the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood.
- physiological condition
- physiological state
- -capnia (English)
- hyper- (English)
- ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with hypercapnia
1. Noun, singular or mass
The best way to treat hypercapnia is to remove a person from exposure to carbon dioxide and give him oxygen.
2. Verb, base form
This is often the case during a drug overdose, where consuming too much of a specific substance reduces faculties enough to cause a loss of consciousness, which can lead to hypercapnia.