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A condition in which an extreme decrease in the concentration of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death. Asphyxia can be induced by choking, drowning, electric shock, injury, or the inhalation of toxic gases.
[New Latin, from Greek asphuxiā, stopping of the pulse : a-, not; see a-1 + sphuxis, heartbeat (from sphuzein, sphug-, to throb).]
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(Pathology) lack of oxygen in the blood due to restricted respiration; suffocation. If severe enough and prolonged, it causes death
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek asphuxia a stopping of the pulse, from a-1 + sphuxis pulse, from sphuzein to throb]
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as•phyx•i•a(æsˈfɪk si ə)
an extreme condition usu. involving loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen and excess of carbon dioxide in the blood, as from suffocation.
[1700–10; < New Latin < Greek asphyxía a stopping of the pulse]
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Suffocation resulting from a severe drop in the level of oxygen in the body, leading to loss of consciousness and sometimes death.
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asphyxia- Its original meaning was stoppage of the pulse.
See also related terms for pulse.
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|Noun||1.||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|
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hypoxia - oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
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asphyxia[æsˈfɪksɪə] N → asfixia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
asphyxia[æsˈfɪksɪə] n → asphyxie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Erstickung f, → Asphyxie f (spec)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
asphyxia[æsˈfɪksɪə] n → asfissia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. asfixia, sofocación, falta de respiración;
___ fetalis → ___ del feto.
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