carbon dioxide inhalation

carbon dioxide inhalation

a procedure in which high concentrations of carbon dioxide gas are administered to stimulate breathing in a patient, sometimes as a part of resuscitation efforts. The procedure relies on carbon dioxide's excitation of chemoreceptors that trigger an increase in breathing rate.

carbon dioxide inhalation

Providing the patient with a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide. It can be used as an accessory to artificial respiration when resuscitation equipment is not available. In the past, it also was used to stimulate breathing and to treat persistent hiccups.
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It is a well known fact that carbon dioxide inhalation can trigger panic attacks, and that patients with panic disorder are particularly susceptible.
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