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hypocapnia

 [hi″po-kap´ne-ah]
deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood; it results from hyperventilation and eventually leads to alkalosis. Called also hypocarbia. adj., adj hypocap´nic.

hy·po·cap·ni·a

(hī'pō-kap'nē-ă),
Abnormally decreased arterial carbon dioxide tension.
Synonym(s): hypocarbia
[hypo- + G. kapnos, smoke, vapor]

hypocarbia

/hy·po·car·bia/ (-kahr″be-ah) hypocapnia.

hypocapnia

Decreased CO2 or bicarbonate in blood. Hypocapnia, even when marked, is normally well tolerated; transient induction of hypocapnia can lead to life-saving physiologic changes in patients with severe intracranial hypertension or neonatal pulmonary-artery hypertension, but hypocapnia of longer duration in critically ill patients adversely affects outcomes. Prophylactic induction of hypocapnia has no clinical role.

hy·po·cap·ni·a

(hī'pō-kap'nē-ă)
Abnormally decreased arterial carbon dioxide tension.
Synonym(s): hypocarbia.
[hypo- + G. kapnos, smoke, vapor]

hy·po·cap·ni·a

(hī'pō-kap'nē-ă)
Abnormally decreased arterial carbon dioxide tension.
Synonym(s): hypocarbia.
[hypo- + G. kapnos, smoke, vapor]

hypocarbia,

hypocarbia

hypocapnia.
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We found no significant adverse effect of hyper- or hypocarbia or a high MPAP, but this may have been because we studied an insufficient number of patients with substantially abnormal values.
1996) reported that they did find that their premature neonates suffered from significant and cumulative hypocarbia below a threshold level of 25 mm Hg during the first day of life (odds ratio, 5.