from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues.
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- n. A condition in which tissues (especially the blood) are deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen; anoxia
- n. A reduced concentration of dissolved oxygen in an aquatic environment.
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- n. oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
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Unsuspected obstructive fetal neck masses often prove fatal because of an inability to secure an airway and ventilate the neonate, which results in hypoxia and acidosis.
Any good thing can be harmful -- even something like water -- too much water can be poison its called hypoxia-- too much testing can also be poison.
The pilot experienced what is known as "hypoxia," and had to return to base.
As a result there is reduction of oxygen supply to the body parts, known as hypoxia, which is the main complication in such conditions.
The leading culprit is thought to be mega-farms in the Midwest, whose nitrate-filled fertilizers run off into the Mississippi River and spill into the Gulf, where they feed massive algae blooms that starve the ocean of oxygen when they decompose (a process known as hypoxia).
The Redwood City, Calif., company has been testing the treatment, which is activated under a metabolic condition typical of cancer cells known as hypoxia, for other cancers.
In chapter 1, I introduced the concept of cytopathic hypoxia, which is seen in acute sepsis and septic shock, as a model for accelerated aging.
This story shakes me deeply, because it contradicts everything I thought I knew about hypoxia, which is supposed to be -- and has been, according to all the patients I've talked to at my own hospital who've experienced it -- the state in which one feels blissfully at peace, sees the white light, meets previously departed loved ones waiting to usher one onward, and so forth.
So, he could develop a condition known as hypoxia, just not getting enough oxygen in the blood stream.
All kinds of diseases are basically linked to oxygen starvation, also known as hypoxia, or low oxygen levels.