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hunger

 [hung´ger]
a craving, as for food.

air hun·ger

extremely deep ventilation such as occurs in patients with acidosis attempting to increase ventilation of alveoli and exhale more carbon dioxide.
See also: Kussmaul respiration.

air hunger

n.

air hun·ger

(ār hŭng'ĕr)
Extremely deep ventilation such as occurs in patients with acidosis who are attempting to increase ventilation of alveoli and thus exhale more carbon dioxide.
See also: Kussmaul respiration

hunger

[AS. hungur]
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HORMONES AFFECTING HUNGER
1. A sensation resulting from lack of food, characterized by a dull or acute pain referred to the epigastrium or lower part of chest. It is usually accompanied by weakness and an overwhelming desire to eat. Hunger pains coincide with powerful contractions of the stomach. Hunger is distinguished from appetite in that hunger is the physical drive to eat, while appetite is the psychological drive to eat. Hunger is affected by the physiological interaction of hormones and hormone-like factors, while appetite is affected by habits, culture, taste, and many other factors. See: illustration
2. To have a strong desire.

air hunger

Dyspnea; breathlessness.

air hunger

Deep and rapid gasping respiration of the kind that occurs in severe DIABETIC ACIDOSIS and coma.

air hun·ger

(ār hŭng'ĕr)
Extremely deep ventilation such as occurs in patients with acidosis attempting to increase ventilation of alveoli and exhale more carbon dioxide.
See also: Kussmaul respiration
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This study, in healthy subjects, examined the effect of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) settings on the sensation of air hunger. This sensation is presumed to be present in many patients who have ventilatory failure, however, due to the usual comorbidities, it is difficult to study in the ICU environment.
A more advanced technique is to have them inhale air containing 35% [CO.sub.2] in which induces a strong sense of air hunger. Dr.
Some patients have perceived air hunger even though tests indicate they are receiving enough oxygen.