diffusion hypoxia


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dif·fu·sion hy·pox·i·a

abrupt transient decrease in alveolar oxygen tension when room air is inhaled at the conclusion of a nitrous oxide anesthesia, because nitrous oxide diffusing out of the blood dilutes the alveolar oxygen.

dif·fu·sion hy·pox·ia

(di-fyū'zhŭn hī-pok'sē-ă)
Decrease in alveolar oxygen tension when room air is inhaled at the conclusion of nitrous oxide anesthesia, because nitrous oxide diffusing out of the blood dilutes the alveolar oxygen.

dif·fu·sion hy·pox·ia

(di-fyū'zhŭn hī-pok'sē-ă)
Abrupt transient decrease in alveolar oxygen tension when room air is inhaled at the conclusion of nitrous oxide anesthesia.
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