asphyxia livida

asphyxia livida

[liv′ədə]
an abnormal condition in which a newborn's skin is cyanotic, the pulse is weak and slow, and the reflexes are slow or absent. Also called blue asphyxia.

as·phyx·i·a li·vi·da

(as-fik'sē-ă liv'i-dă)
A form of asphyxia neonatorum in which the skin is cyanotic, but the heart remains strong and the reflexes preserved.