air hunger

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air hunger

[′er ‚həŋ·gər]
(medicine)
The deep, gasping respiration characteristic of severe diabetic acidosis and coma.
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OK, to summarize, increase minute ventilation and the urge to breathe decreases.
Results: Five factors grouped different attributes of dyspnea: urge to breathe, depth and frequency of breathing, difficulty breathing and phase of respiration, wheezing, and affective dyspnea.
This ventilation device is used to effectively ventilate the infant while their urge to breathe is being established.