hypoxaemia


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hy·pox·e·mi·a

(hī'pok-sē'mē-ă)
Subnormal oxygenation of arterial blood, short of anoxia.
Synonym(s): hypoxaemia.
[hypo- + oxygen, + G. haima, blood]

hypoxaemia

Deficiency of oxygen in the blood. This is usually due to relative failure of the passage of oxygen from the atmosphere to the blood because of lung disease, or inadequate or inappropriate movement of blood through the lungs because of heart disease, either congenital or acquired. Hypoxaemia often causes CYANOSIS.

hy·pox·e·mi·a

(hī'pok-sē'mē-ă)
Subnormal oxygenation of arterial blood, short of anoxia.
Synonym(s): hypoxaemia.
[hypo- + oxygen, + G. haima, blood]
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