Hyperventilation

noun

Definition

The condition of taking abnormally fast, deep breaths.

Synonyms

dyspnea

gasping

hypernea

Antonyms

hypoventilation

Sentences

1. Nearly escaping death may cause hyperventilation, increasing your breathing and heart rate.

2. Often when people experience hyperventilation, they are told to breathe a few deep breaths with a paper bag over their mouth.

Grey's Anatomy 2x15 "Break on Through" Clip

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