hypercapnia

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈkæpnɪə) /

noun

an excess of carbon dioxide in the bloodAlso: hypercarbia

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Derived forms of hypercapnia

hypercapnic, adjective

Word Origin for hypercapnia

from hyper- + Greek kapnos smoke
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Medical definitions for hypercapnia

hypercapnia
[ hī′pər-kăpnē-ə ]

n.

An increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood.hypercarbia
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