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Related to stagnant anoxia: intrapartum hypoxia
stagnant hypoxia severe enough to result in the absence of oxygen in tissues.
Etymology: L, stagnum, standing water; Gk, a, without, oxys, sharp, genein, to produce
a condition in which there is inadequate blood flow in the capillaries, causing low tissue oxygen tension and reduced oxygen exchange. The condition is associated with shock, cardiac standstill, and thrombosis.
stag·nant a·nox·i·a(stag'nănt ă-nok'sē-ă)
1. The disorder when severe enough to result in the absence of oxygen in tissues.
2. A condition in which blood flow in the capillaries is inadequate, thus decreasing oxygen exchange; associated wtih shock and thrombosis.
absence of oxygen in the tissues; often used interchangeably with hypoxia to mean a reduction of oxygen in body tissues below physiological levels. The condition is accompanied by deep respirations, cyanosis, increased pulse rate and impairment of coordination.
reduction of oxygen in body tissues because of diminished oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
reduction of oxygen in body tissues due to interference with the oxygen supply.
condition resulting from diminished ability of cells to utilize available oxygen.
condition due to interference with the flow of blood and its transport of oxygen.