What is the difference between Hypoxemia and Hypocapnia?

The difference between hypoxemia and hypocapnia

is that "hypoxemia" is an abnormal deficiency in the concentration of oxygen in the blood, be it the partial pressure of oxygen , the content of oxygen or the per cent saturation of the blood’s hemoglobin, singly or in combination and "hypocapnia" is a state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood.

hypoxemia

hypocapnia

Noun

  • (medicine) An abnormal deficiency in the concentration of oxygen in the blood, be it the partial pressure of oxygen (mm Hg), the content of oxygen (ml oxygen per dl of blood) or the per cent saturation of the blood’s hemoglobin, singly or in combination.

Exemple

  • The most profound abnormality determines the oxygen deficiency category … of hypoxemia.

Noun

  • (medicine) A state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood.

Synonyms

  • hypocarbia

Antonyms

  • hypercapnia
  • hypercarbia

Examples

  • The patient Ms. Gompert seemed both to be fighting for breath and to be breathing rapidly enough to induce hypocapnia […]