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HYPERVENTILATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hyperventilation mean? 

HYPERVENTILATION (noun)
  The noun HYPERVENTILATION has 1 sense:

1. an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

  Familiarity information: HYPERVENTILATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPERVENTILATION (noun)


Sense 1hyperventilation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("hyperventilation" is a kind of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)


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