Hypoventilation is breathing that is not adequate to meet the needs of the body (too shallow or too slow), or reduced lung function. Hypoventilation results in inadequate oxygenation of and a rise in the carbon dioxide level in the blood.
by Simon D. Mitin, M.D.
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