hypercapnia

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hypercapnia

[‚hī·pər′kap·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive amount of carbon dioxide in the blood.
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Using our new inflation strategy, we observed that carbon dioxide retention occurred to some extent during most procedures.
The deleterious effects of carbon dioxide retention include depression of neurological function and circulatory changes (2).
However, with chronic lung disease such as COPD, carbon dioxide retention and chronic acidemia often co-exist with chronic hypoxemia, and intensify the pulmonary hypertension.
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