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
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Cyanosis of the hand in an elderly person with low oxygen saturation
Classification and external resources
SynonymsHypoxiation
SpecialtyPulmonology, toxicology

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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