American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Insufficient oxygenation of the blood.
“By Feb. 15, they say, he suffered extreme hypoxemia, which is low oxygen levels in the blood, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, which is sudden failure of the respiratory system when fluid builds up in the lungs.”
“A little more care must be taken to be sure the fetus doesn’t suffer hypotension or hypoxemia, which is lack of oxygen in the blood.”
“There were fewer days on ventilator support in one trial and fewer deaths from progressive hypoxemia in another.”
“I also worried that she might have suffered damage to her internal organs as a result of hypoxemia, a period of low blood oxygen that can harm the kidneys and the brain.”
“The risk of lactic acidosis while on GLUMETZA therapy may be significantly decreased by initial and regular monitoring of renal and liver function; using the minimum effective dose; withholding in the presence of any condition associated with hypoxemia, dehydration, or sepsis; avoidance in patients with hepatic disease; cautioning patients against excessive alcohol intake; temporarily discontinuing prior to any intravascular radiocontrast study or surgical procedure.”
“The device will detect early signs of hypoxemia, or low blood oxygen levels.”
“Consider the diagnosis of eosinophilic pneumonia if patients develop progressive dyspnea and hypoxemia.”
“Withhold KOMBIGLYZE XR saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release in the presence of any condition associated with hypoxemia, dehydration, or sepsis.”
“Patients with congestive heart failure requiring pharmacologic management, in particular those with unstable or acute congestive heart failure who are at risk of hypoperfusion and hypoxemia, are at increased risk of lactic acidosis.”
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