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 (hī-pŏk′sē-ə, hĭ-)
1. Deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues.
2. Depletion of dissolved oxygen in aquatic environments to levels that are detrimental or fatal to aerobic organisms, often caused by eutrophication.

hy·pox′ic adj.


(Pathology) deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
[C20: from hypo- + oxy-2 +-ia]
hypoxic adj


(haɪˈpɒk si ə)
an abnormal condition of the body in which oxygen intake or use is inadequate.
[1940–45; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -ia]
hy•pox′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypoxia - oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
anemic hypoxia - hypoxia resulting from a decreased concentration of hemoglobin
hypoxic hypoxia - hypoxia resulting from defective oxygenation of the blood in the lungs
ischemic hypoxia, stagnant hypoxia - hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure)
asphyxia - a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
altitude sickness - effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes
anoxia - severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues
asphyxiation, suffocation - the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped); "asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture"
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However, it carries the risk of causing or aggravating cerebral hypoxia and ischaemia.
Coroner Jim Kitson recorded the cause of death as cerebral hypoxia [lack of oxygen to the brain] and pneumonia after the baby fell into the pool.
reported that apnea associated with an ALTE resulted in severe cerebral hypoxia, brain swelling, and intracranial hemorrhage.
Lactic acidosis and recovery of neuronal function following cerebral hypoxia in vitro.
Cerebral hypoxia, neurodegenerative disease and epileptic syndromes represent the main underlying causes (4).
Cerebral hypoxia has been proposed as the main cause of vasogenic cerebral edema in DKA (9).
HCA has been found to cause permanent or temporary neurologic dysfunction through embolytic events or cerebral hypoxia.
Background & objectives: Cerebral hypoxia is known to be involved in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and cerebrovascular dementia.
The choking game involves intentionally choking oneself with an apparatus such as a noose, or choking another by hand in an effort to obtain a brief euphoric state or high caused by cerebral hypoxia.
The patient had a history of brain damage secondary to cardiac arrest that had resulted in a prolonged episode of cerebral hypoxia and ischemia and subsequent encephalopathy 4 years earlier; the cardiac arrest had occurred following an emergency appendectomy.
Rats with higher dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids were protected against the effects of experimentally induced cerebral hypoxia, as evidenced by their improved ability to navigate a maze compared to control animals.
The activin A concentration in the brain increases in vitro after several cerebral injuries (4), and increased activin A secretion in vivo has been associated with cerebral hypoxia (10, 17), intraventricular hemorrhage (12), and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (10).