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(1) To breathe fast and deep than normal

(2) To ventilate in a rapid, deep and prolonged manner


Word origin: Greek hypér (over, above) + ventilate

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Re: Tachypnea vs. Hyperventilation

Think about this, hypocarbia takes place when we hyperventilate since the CO2 levels in our blood decreases and more O2 levels on the other hand. CO2 is not just merely a gaseous waste. It actually stimulates us to breathe. The moment that our body ...

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by mcar
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Tachypnea vs. Hyperventilation
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