Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
acapnialadjective Referring to acapnia; may be incorrectly used as a synonym for hypocapnial.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
acapnia(a-kap'ne-a, a?) [ a- + Gr. kapnos, smoke + -ia]
The absence of carbon dioxide. The term is incorrectly used to indicate less than the normal amount of carbon dioxide in blood and tissues, e.g., after hyperventilaion. Synonym: hypocapniaacapnial ('ne-al), adjective
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners