American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a blue or more or less livid color of the surface of the body, due to imperfect circulation and oxygenation of the blood; the blue jaundice of the ancients. In its worst form it is due to a congenital malformation of the heart, in which the foramen between the right and left auricles remains open after birth instead of closing up. Also cyanopathy, cyanoderma, cyanochroia, blue-disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A condition in which, from insufficient aëration of the blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See cyanopathy.
- n. a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
- From New Latin. See cyanic. (Wiktionary)
“With too much deoxygenated blood in the arteries, the skin turns from pink to blue (cyanosis comes from the Greek kyanos, meaning dark blue).”
“Maciak said when he arrived to take over from firefighters, Dziekanski had a condition known as cyanosis, a serious circulation problem that turns the skin blue and progresses from the extremities into the face and body.”
“(For the medically inclined, this bluish coloring is called cyanosis and it occurs when a child becomes hypoxic because of the oxygen depletion that comes with pneumonia and the inability to breathe.) Salmon’s criticism characterized the idea as somewhere between “ineffectual” and “downright offensive”.”
“The whoops bring with them paroxysms and cyanosis, which are the clinical terms for coughing fits so severe they cause the skin to turn blue.”
“The infant had cyanosis, required urgent positive pressure pulmonary care, and was hospitalized for twenty – eight days.”
“Today a paramedic, Allan Maciak, whose first aid training actually allows him to tell the difference between bruising and cyanosis, testified that police told him Robert Dziekanski had been Tasered once.”
“In other cases, TAPVR is diagnosed in the first few months of life after a child demonstrates milder symptoms such as a heart murmur or cyanosis (blue tint to skin).”
“In complete atrioventricular canal, the following symptoms may be present within several days or weeks of birth: blue or purple tint to lips, skin and nails (cyanosis) difficulty breathing poor weight gain and growth heart murmur - the heart sounds abnormal when a doctor listens with a stethoscope”
“Twelve hours after ingestion she presented to the emergency department with cyanosis and lethargy.”
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