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hypercapnia (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. The presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood.
2. An abnormally increased arterial carbon dioxide tension as a result of hypoventilation; hypercarbia.
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permissive hypercapnia (s) (noun), permissive hypercapnias (pl)
Artificially induced hypercapnia (more than the normal level of carbon dioxide in the blood) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome or respiratory failure.

Done to lower the inspiratory pressure and tidal volume and the possibility of lung injury.