(1) Slowed breathing than normal
(3) A state wherein the amount of air inhaled is deficient or reduced
Hypoventilation in humans is caused by certain medical conditions such as stroke or as a side effect of certain drugs such as recreational drugs. Hypoventilation may be life-threatening since there is an inadequacy in the supply of oxygen in the body as well as an increased carbon dioxide concentration in the blood.
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... from normal rates of CO2 exchange; that is to say, the body is not keeping up with the demand, or exceeding it. The two textbook causes are hypoventilation (acidosis), and hyperventilation (alkalosis). As a result of aerobic respiration, your body produces CO2, which when mixed with water, ...
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