Problem: What happens to the respiratory rhythm following hyperventilation? What causes the apnea that sometimes occurs after hyperventilation?

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Apnea: cessation of breathing

Hyperventilation: fast breathing where the amount of air exhaled is greater than amount of air inhaled

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What happens to the respiratory rhythm following hyperventilation? What causes the apnea that sometimes occurs after hyperventilation?

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