Hipoventilación

Definición

Se refiere a una respiración demasiado superficial o demasiado lenta, lo cual no satisface las necesidades del cuerpo. 

Si una persona se hipoventila, el nivel de dióxido de carbono en el cuerpo se eleva, lo cual ocasiona una acumulación de ácido y muy poco oxígeno en la sangre.

Referencias

Wagner PD, Powell FL, West JB. Ventilation, blood flow, and gas exchange. In: Mason RJ, Broaddus VC, Martin TR, et al, eds. Murrayand Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 4.

Revision

Last reviewed 1/6/2013 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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