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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).]

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

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.

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.

asphyxia

- Its original meaning was stoppage of the pulse.
See also related terms for pulse.
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
Translations

asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] Nasfixia f

asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] nasphyxie f

asphyxia

nErstickung f, → Asphyxie f (spec)

asphyxia

[æsˈfɪksɪə] nasfissia

as·phyx·i·a

n. asfixia, sofocación, falta de respiración;
___ fetalis___ del feto.

asphyxia

n asfixia
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