/ (ˌhaɪpəˈkæpnɪə) /
an excess of carbon dioxide in the bloodAlso: hypercarbia
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Derived forms of hypercapniahypercapnic, adjective
Word Origin for hypercapnia
from hyper- + Greek kapnos smoke
Words nearby hypercapnia
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Medical definitions for hypercapnia
[ hī′pər-kăp′nē-ə ]
An increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood.hypercarbia
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