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Definitions and Synonyms of hypoxia | Another word for hypoxia | What is hypoxia?

Definition 1: oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency - [noun denoting state]

(hypoxia is a kind of ...) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) hypoxia resulting from a decreased concentration of hemoglobin

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) hypoxia resulting from defective oxygenation of the blood in the lungs

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure)

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues

(... is a kind of hypoxia ) the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)

"asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"

(... is part of hypoxia) 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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