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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Principal adverse reactions to Adenoscan shown in the clinical trials include: flushing; chest discomfort; the urge to breathe deeply; headache, as well as throat, neck and jaw pain.
Air hunger is an unpleasant urge to breathe and a distressing respiratory symptom of cardiopulmonary patients.