Overventilation

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Definition

noun

Excessive pulmonary ventilation, i.e. when air is breathed in and out in a deep and fast manner


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In humans, overventilation can lead to dizziness, fainting, light headedness, and cramps. These symptoms may happen as a result of rapid, deep breathing leading to low carbon dioxide concentration in the blood.


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