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.
This ventilation device is used to effectively ventilate the infant while their urge to breathe is being established.
Freedivers must use techniques that raise the body's oxygen levels and reduce their urge to breathe, says Banzett.
Athletes, coaches and military personnel have also learned that if they hyperventilate voluntarily for an extended period, they can virtually eliminate the urge to breathe underwater.