anoxic anoxia


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an·ox·ic an·ox·i·a

a term formerly considered synonymous with hypoxic hypoxia, but now reserved for extremely severe cases in which oxygen is almost completely lacking.

an·ox·ic an·ox·i·a

(an-ok'sik an-ok'sē-ă)
Hypoxic hypoxia in which oxygen is almost completely lacking.

an·ox·ic an·ox·i·a

(an-ok'sik an-ok'sē-ă)
Severe cases of hypoxic hypoxia in which oxygen is almost completely lacking.

anoxia

absence of oxygen in the tissues; often used interchangeably with hypoxia to mean a reduction of oxygen in body tissues below physiological levels. The condition is accompanied by deep respirations, cyanosis, increased pulse rate and impairment of coordination.

anemic anoxia
reduction of oxygen in body tissues because of diminished oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
anoxic anoxia
reduction of oxygen in body tissues due to interference with the oxygen supply.
histotoxic anoxia
condition resulting from diminished ability of cells to utilize available oxygen.
stagnant anoxia
condition due to interference with the flow of blood and its transport of oxygen.