Type: Term Pronunciation: as-fik′sē-ă Definitions: 1. Impaired or absent exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide on a ventilatory basis; combined hypercapnia and hypoxia or anoxia.
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- a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis
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Too little oxygen and too much carbon dioxide in the blood, causing the baby to suffocate.
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Unconsciousness or death produced by failure of the blood to become properly oxygenated. This failure may be due to inability of air to reach the lungs, as in suffocation, or because of chest injuries.
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Condition resulting from insufficient intake of oxygen: symptoms include breathing difficulty, impairment of senses, and, in extreme, convulsions, unconsciousness and death.
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the medical term for suffocation; can be caused by choking on an object, by lack of oxygen in the air, or by chemicals such as carbon monoxide, which reduce the amount of oxygen in the blood
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Interference with the oxygen supply to the body, which in the absence of appropriate measures, will lead to unconsciousness and death
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Asphyxia: Impaired or impeded breathing.
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<physiology> A condition caused by the inadequate intake of oxygen. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
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(as-fik´se-ә) pathological changes caused by lack of oxygen in respired air, resulting in a deficiency of oxygen in the blood (hypoxia) and an increase in carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues (hypercapnia). Symptoms include irregular and disturbed respirations, or a complete absence of breathing, and pallor or cyanos...
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• (n.) Alt. of Asphyxy
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the failure or disturbance of the respiratory process brought about by the lack or insufficiency of oxygen in the brain. The unconsciousness that ... [3 related articles]
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asphyxia A stopping of the pulse; pathological changes caused by lack of oxygen in respired air, resulting in hypoxia and hypercapnia.
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asphyxia (ăsfik'sēu) , deficiency of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in the blood and body tissues. Asphyxia, often referred to as suffocation, usually results from an interruption of breathing due to mechanical blockage of the breathing passages, paralysis of the respiratory mus...
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Suffocation; a lack of oxygen that produces a potentially lethal build-up of carbon dioxide waste in the tissues. Asphyxia may arise from any one of a number of causes, including inhalation of smoke or poisonous gases, obstruction of the windpipe (by water, food, vomit, or a foreign object), strangulation, or smothering. If it is not quickl...
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Asphyxia or asphyxiation (from Ancient Greek α- `without` and σφύξις sphyxis, `heartbeat`) is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body that arises from abnormal breathing. An example of asphyxia is choking. Asphyxia causes generalized hypoxia, which affects primarily the tissues and organs. There are many circumsta...
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