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any substance capable of producing asphyxia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Producing asphyxia. Synonym(s): asphyxiating
2. Anything, especially a gas, that produces asphyxia.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Inducing or tending to induce asphyxia.
A substance, such as a toxic gas, or an event, such as drowning, that induces asphyxia.
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asphyxiantA gas or vapor that compromises availability of O2 for breathing, by either displacing O2–eg, CO2 or by replacing O2–eg, carbon monoxide
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.