hyperventilation hyperventilation

Definition(s):

  • (n) an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

Usage(s):

  1. Most of them are not grave; fainting, dizziness and hyperventilation are the most frequent complaints.
  2. Symptoms: Palpitations; chest pain; shortness of breath; hyperventilation.
  3. Shortly after New York Giant Running Back Joe Morris began getting regular massages this season to relieve hyperventilation, he started to cut loose on his way to a record year.

News

  • A disconnected healthcare system adds to costs of treating sickest kids

    Katie Doderer is a very poised 15-year-old with short blond hair and a wide smile. She's a straight A student who loves singing, dancing and performing in musicals. This could be considered something of a miracle. "I have a complex medical condition known as congenital central hyperventilation – blah — syndrome. CCHS," Katie explains, stumbling […]
    on August 27, 2013     Source: MedCity News

Quotes

  1. Asked whether he agreed with Mr Beattie's criticism of the AFP as keystone cops, Mr Rudd said: "No, I don't." "When it comes to Mr Howard's and Mr Downer's hyperventilation on this, I just say I make a call on behalf of the Opposition in this...
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: The Australian

  2. In a news conference in February 2002, Rumsfeld called complaints about how the United States treats its prisoners nothing more than "isolated pockets of international hyperventilation."
    on May 9, 2004 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: CNN International

  3. Mr. Rove called Mr. Obama's declaration on restoring scientific integrity "simply hyperbole and hyperventilation," and he disputed Mr. Waxman's accusation on climate change, saying the Bush White House "put more money into global climate...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Karl Rove Source: New York Times

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