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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Banzett, "The air hunger response of four elite breath-hold divers," Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, vol.
For the patient who describes air hunger, the sensation can be equated to being held underwater and is often so distressing that patients say they would prefer pain to air hunger.
They are as varied as hot and cold sensations, tingling, apprehension, blurred vision, numbness, dizziness, nausea, headache, air hunger or euphoria.