Hyperventilation is a condition in which a person breathes too much air. This can lead to dizziness, lightheadedness, and panic.

  • She hyperventilated when she saw the snake.

  • He hyperventilated while he was running.

Definition of hyperventilation


an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

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Example Sentences for hyperventilation

  • 1

    He is far from hyperventilating, obstreperous or belligerent.

  • 2

    Hyperventilation is not the same as hyperpnea.

  • 3

    Hyperventilation syndrome and asthma.

  • 4

    Central neurogenic hyperventilation.

  • 5

    Hyperventilation is also a common trigger.

  • 6

    Hyperventilation will have the opposite effects.

  • 7

    Hence, hyperventilation and a drop in PaCO2.

  • 8

    Prevalence of hyperventilation in chronic disorders.

  • 9

    A subsidiary fault is rhetorical hyperventilation.

  • 10

    Vomiting and hyperventilation aggravate dehydration.