from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Absence of oxygen.
- n. A pathological deficiency of oxygen, especially hypoxia.
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- n. A condition in which a tissue or environment is severely or totally deprived of oxygen, severe hypoxia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a physiological state in which insufficient oxygen reaches the tissues of the body, especially when of sufficient severity to cause permanent damage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues
In the next or third group, anoxia is more profound, and CO2 retention with hypercapnea is added.
The principal factors inducing right ventricular strain, hypertrophy, and failure can be stated very simply: (1) pulmonary hypertension, from one cause or another; and (2) secondary influences throwing a burden on the right heart, such as anoxia, increased blood volume, polycythemia, increased cardiac output, disordered breathing mechanics.
I had a period of anoxia during the surgery that went unnoticed.
It turns out that she is handicapped — birth trauma, anoxia.
According to government investigators, two newborns died from anoxia, or lack of oxygen, while their mothers carried them in Infantino slings.
The CPSC knows of three infants who died in these slings in 2009: A 7-week-old infant in Philadelphia; a 6-day-old infant from Salem, OR; and a 3-month-old infant in Cincinnati all died of anoxia, or lack of oxygen, after being carried in an Infantino SlingRider.
"These guys are going to kill a lot of babies by anoxia to test a wild idea," warned grant referees for the National Institutes of Health.
(Some scientists fear that microbial decomposition of this oil will deplete oxygen, exacerbating the gulf's already problematic anoxia and dead zones.)
His eyes watered, like he was crying from shame, not anoxia.
The only sad note is that the real cure for people like Marco is not anoxia, but castration.
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