Definition of hypoventilation in English:



  • [mass noun] Breathing at an abnormally slow rate, resulting in an increased amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.

    • ‘The airway is reduced and the person will experience hypoventilation (inadequate breathing).’
    • ‘Adverse outcomes during sedation usually have hypoxemia as a common pathway after hypoventilation or apnea leading to brain injury or death.’
    • ‘The most serious complication is respiratory failure from airway obstruction or hypoventilation.’
    • ‘Transient apnea and hypoventilation occurred with all drugs, suggesting the need for available ventilatory support.’
    • ‘Hypotension or hypoventilation that would have precluded transfer was no more common in older patients than in younger patients.’