Hypoxia (medical)

condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level

Hypoxia[1] is a condition in which the body or a part of the body is lacking oxygen supply at the tissue level.

Hypoxia
Other namesHypoxiation, lack of oxygen, low blood oxygen, oxygen starvation
Cyanosis of the hand in an elderly person with low oxygen saturation
Medical specialtyPulmonology, toxicology
SymptomsCyanosis, numbness or pins and needles feeling of the extremities
ComplicationsGangrene, necrosis
Risk factorsDiabetes, coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, embolism, thrombosis, deep-vein thrombosis, tobacco smoking

Hypoxia may be classified as either generalized, affecting the whole body, or local, affecting a region of the body.

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  1. Samuel, Jacob; Franklin, Cory (2008). Common Surgical Diseases. New York: Springer. pp. 391–94. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-75246-4_97. ISBN 9780387752457.

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