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as·phyx·i·a

 (ăs-fĭk′sē-ə)
n.
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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asphyxia

(æsˈfɪksɪə)
n
(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]
asˈphyxial adj
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as•phyx•i•a

(æsˈfɪk si ə)

n.
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]
as•phyx′i•al, adj.
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as·phyx·i·a

(ăs-fĭk′sē-ə)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asphyxia - a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basisasphyxia - 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
hypercapnia, hypercarbia - the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
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Translations

asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] Nasfixia f
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asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] nasphyxie f
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asphyxia

nErstickung f, → Asphyxie f (spec)
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asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] nasfissia
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as·phyx·i·a

n. asfixia, sofocación, falta de respiración;
___ fetalis___ del feto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

asphyxia

n asfixia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Neonatal asphyxia requires immediate resuscitation at birth.
(3) Other authors consider an external cause such as amniotic bands, neonatal asphyxia, vascular malformations, and uterine pressure.
Neonatal asphyxia is a pathological situation involving a deregulation of gas exchange resulting in hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and metabolic acidosis (1).
Lesions at these sites are usually thought to be caused by metabolic failure at the time of profound neonatal asphyxia. Such thalamic and globus pallidus lesions were noted in 11 patients.
The facility will provide services like total body cooling (therapeutic hypothermia) for neonatal asphyxia and nitric oxide therapy that caters to persistent pulmonary hypertension due to various causes such as Meconium aspiration syndrome, pneumonia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and more.
She received hypothermia therapy following an incidence of neonatal asphyxia during the newborn period.
Ischemia and hypoxia is the main manifestation and pathological basis of asphyxia, and the heart and brain are the important organs the most vulnerable to damage, therefore, it is of great significance to make early diagnosis and timely treatment on neonatal asphyxia. Hypoxic ischemic brain damage is a neonatal brain injury caused by fetal distress and neonatal asphyxia, with a high disability and mortality.
Treatment outcomes of neonatal asphyxia at a national hospital in Dares Salaam, Tanzania.
38 neonates out of 72 admitted for neonatal asphyxia in NICU from July 18, 2012, to May 15, 2014, were included in the study.
Hypocalcemia is commonly observed in foals suffering of neonatal asphyxia, as a result of kidney damage due to a reduction in perfusion (SCHOTT, 2011).

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