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a·cap·ni·a

(ă-kap'nē-ă), Avoid the misspelling acapnea.
Absence of carbon dioxide in the blood; sometimes used erroneously for hypocapnia.
[G. a- priv. + kapnos, smoke]
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acapnia

(ā-kăp′nē-ə)
n.
A condition marked by an unusually low concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.
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acapnia

The absence of carbon dioxide in the blood (the total absence of which is not possible); hypocapnia.
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acapnia

Hypocapnia; ↓ CO2 in blood. Cf Hypercapnia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·cap·ni·a

(ă-kap'nē-ă)
Absence of carbon dioxide in the blood. usage note sometimes used erroneously for hypocapnia.
[G. a- priv. + kapnos, smoke]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

acapnia

Absence of CARBON DIOXIDE in the BLOOD or tissues. This cannot occur in life and the term is usually applied imprecisely to a reduced level of CO2 .
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

a·cap·ni·a

(ă-kap'nē-ă)
Absence of carbon dioxide in the blood.
[G. a- priv. + kapnos, smoke]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012