Definition of hypercapnia in English:

hypercapnia

noun

Pathology
  • Excessive carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, typically caused by inadequate respiration.

    • ‘These effects include a mild degree of hypoventilation with consequent hypercapnia, and a diminished responsiveness to respiratory stimuli.’
    • ‘Adults with cystic fibrosis are susceptible to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, arousal from sleep, and neurobehavioral impairment.’
    • ‘Baseline ventilation was normal, and the respiratory and cardiovascular responses to hyperoxic hypercapnia were normal in the patients.’
    • ‘During a relapse, respiratory muscle weakness can precipitate hypoxemia and hypercapnia of rapid onset.’
    • ‘We also computed the number of spikes discharged in each respiratory cycle, at each level of hypercapnia.’

Pronunciation

hypercapnia

/ˌhīpərˈkapnēə/