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hypoxemia

 [hi″pok-se´me-ah]
deficient oxygenation of the blood. The most reliable method for measuring the degree of hypoxemia is blood gas analysis to determine the partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood. Insufficient oxygenation of the blood may lead to hypoxia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·pox·e·mi·a

(hī'pok-sē'mē-ă),
Subnormal oxygenation of arterial blood, short of anoxia.
[hypo- + oxygen, + G. haima, blood]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hypoxemia

(hī′pŏk-sē′mē-ə)
n.
Insufficient oxygenation of the blood.
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hypoxemia

Hypoxia ↓ O2 in the blood
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Hypoxemia

An abnormally low amount of oxygen in the blood, the major consequence of respiratory failure, when the lungs no longer are able to perform their chief function of gas exchange.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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