hypoventilation

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hypoventilation hy·po·ven·ti·la·tion (hī'pə-věn'tl-ā'shən)
n.
Reduced or deficient ventilation of the lungs, resulting in reduced aeration of blood in the lungs and an increased level of carbon dioxide in the blood.

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