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anoxia n : severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues

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Noun

anoxia
  1. A condition in which tissues are severely or totally deprived of oxygen, severe hypoxia.

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Extensive Definition

The term anoxia means "without oxygen", an extreme form of hypoxia or "low oxygen". Anoxia and hypoxia may occur in various contexts:

See also

  • Oxygen saturation, a relative measure of the oxygen dissolved or carried in a medium; a measure of the severity of hypoxic conditions.
  • Oxygen toxicity (hyperoxia), the opposite condition of hypoxia, an excess of oxygen in body tissues.

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