Paradigm Class - Hypercapnia/Air Hunger

Hypercapnia/Air Hunger

The state of excessive carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, typically caused by inadequate respiration. Classically known as respiratory distress or air-hunger, it can be experimentally induced by having the subject perform a static apnea or breath-holding task; by training subjects to use a mechanical ventilator or using an experimenter-controlled air-supply device; or by having the subject inhale different mixtures of oxygen and carbon dioxide. First: Opie, Smith & Spalding, 1959 Most: Evans, et al. 2002

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