Medical Dictionary: Hypoxia
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Hypoxia: Another name for Anoxia.
Hypoxia (condition): Lack of oxygen to the body's tissues.
Specifically, anoxia is a condition in which there
is an absence of oxygen supply to an organ's tissues although there is
adequate blood flow to the tissue.
Hypoxia is a condition in which there
is a decrease of oxygen to the tissue in spite of adequate blood flow to
Anoxia and hypoxia, however, are often used
interchangeably—without regard to their specific meanings—to describe a
condition that occurs in an organ when there is a diminished supply of
oxygen to the organ's tissues.
More information on medical condition: Anoxia:
- Introduction: Anoxia
- Basic Summary for Anoxia
- Causes of Anoxia
- Symptoms of Anoxia
- Complications of Anoxia
- Treatments for Anoxia
1. excerpt from NINDS Anoxia-Hypoxia Information Page: NINDS
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