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Kuss·maul breathing

or  Kuss*maul's breathing  n :  abnormally slow deep respiration characteristic of air hunger and occurring esp. in acidotic states - called also Kussmaul respiration 
Kussmaul, Adolf (1822-1902),
German physician. Kussmaul made notable contributions to clinical medicine. In 1873 he introduced the concept of paradoxical pulse in a clinical description of obstructive pericarditis. The following year he described the labored breathing in diabetic coma that is now known as Kussmaul breathing.

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