Kussmaul's breathing

Kussmaul's breathing

A very deep, repetitive, gasping respiratory pattern associated with profound acidosis (e.g., diabetic ketoacidosis). Kussmaul's respiration may be a sign of impending death.
Synonym: Kussmaul's respiration
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At 6 pm, the patient reported that his symptoms were worse, and he was experiencing respiratory distress associated with tachypnea, suggestive of "Kussmaul's breathing." At this time, capillary blood glucose was again noted to be from 7.0 mmol/L to 8.5 mmol/L (125 mg/dL to 145 mg/dL) on repeated determinations.