hyperventilation

(redirected from Hyperpnoea)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Hyperpnoea: hypopnoea

hyperventilation

an increase in the depth, duration, and rate of breathing, sometimes resulting in cramp and dizziness

hyperventilation

[¦hī·pər‚vent·əl′ā·shən]
(medicine)
Increase in air intake or of the rate or depth of respiration.

hyperventilation

A breathing problem caused by too little carbon dioxide in the lungs. The term hyperventilation means overbreathing, where breathing is in excess of normal requirements of the body. This results in reducing the carbon dioxide (CO2) level of the body that provides the necessary stimulus for breathing. It is associated with anxiety and tension during flying. It can cause dizziness and may even lead to unconsciousness.
References in periodicals archive ?
2011) Diagnosis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction: eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea challenges identify previously undiagnosed elite athletes with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
Only one case had episodic hyperpnoea but there was no requirement for respiratory support.
Inspiratory muscle training reduces blood lactate concentration during volitional hyperpnoea.
33% and 100%) recovered to a condition of moderate hyperpnoea on day 3 and 4 post-surgery, respectively and no clinical signs of hyperpnoea were observed from day-8 post-surgery onwards.
Several physiological mechanisms modulate the pattern and timing components of exercise Hyperpnoea.
All participants were free from asthma, EIB and AHR confirmed by no previous history of disease and presenting with a negative Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperpnoea (EVH) challenge (Anderson et al.