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1. To breathe unusually deeply or rapidly because of anxiety or organic disease and in excess of the body's requirements, causing too much loss of carbon dioxide.
2. Abnormally increased pulmonary ventilation, resulting in reduction of carbon dioxide tension, which, if prolonged, may lead to alkalosis (a dangerous decrease in the normal acidity of the blood which can be caused by high altitudes, hyperventilation, and/or excessive vomiting).
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