cyanosis

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cy·a·no·sis

 (sī′ə-nō′sĭs)
n.
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from inadequate oxygenation of the blood.

cy′a·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

cyanosis

(ˌsaɪəˈnəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol a bluish-purple discoloration of skin and mucous membranes usually resulting from a deficiency of oxygen in the blood
cyanotic adj

cy•a•no•sis

(ˌsaɪ əˈnoʊ sɪs)

n.
blueness or lividness of the skin, caused by a deficiency of oxygen or defective hemoglobin in the blood.
[1825–35; < Greek kyán(os) (see cyano-1) + -osis]
cy`a•not′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.

cyanosis

bluish discoloration of the skin caused by lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Also cyanopathy. — cyanotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cyanosis - a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
acrocyanosis, Raynaud's sign - cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion
carbon monoxide poisoning - a toxic condition that results from inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas; "carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood"
Translations

cy·a·no·sis

n. cianosis, condición azulada o amoratada de la piel y las mucosas a causa de anomalías cardíacas o funcionales.

cyanosis

n cianosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
I also would like to point out that congenital cyanosis was recently reported in a baby with mutant fetal hemoglobin (gama chain mutation) with dominant inheritance due to decreased oxygen affinity without methemoglobinemia (12).
Parent to child transmission and longstanding cyanosis suggests the possibility of haemoglobin M, whereas congenital cyanosis in siblings is more consistent with the deficiency of NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase (diaphorase) (9).

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