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1. hypercapnia

noun. the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood.

Synonyms

  • physiological condition
  • asphyxia
  • physiological state
  • hypercarbia

Antonyms

  • hyperthermia
  • hypopigmentation
  • hypothermia
  • anestrus

Etymology

  • -capnia (English)
  • hyper- (English)
  • ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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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.

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