histotoxic anoxia


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his·to·tox·ic an·ox·i·a

poisoning of the respiratory enzyme systems of the tissues, as in the inhibition of cytochrome oxidase by cyanides; because of the inability of tissue cells to use oxygen, its tension in arterial and capillary blood is usually greater than normal.

his·to·tox·ic a·nox·i·a

(his'tō-tok'sik ă-nok'sē-ă)
Poisoning of the respiratory enzyme systems of the tissues, as in the inhibition of cytochrome oxidase by cyanides; owing to the inability of tissue cells to use oxygen, its tension in arterial and capillary blood is usually greater than normal.
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