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Definition of "anoxia" []

  • Absence of oxygen. (noun)
  • A pathological deficiency of oxygen, especially hypoxia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anoxia" in a sentence
  • "In the next or third group, anoxia is more profound, and CO2 retention with hypercapnea is added."
  • "The principal factors inducing right ventricular strain, hypertrophy, and failure can be stated very simply: (1) pulmonary hypertension, from one cause or another; and (2) secondary influences throwing a burden on the right heart, such as anoxia, increased blood volume, polycythemia, increased cardiac output, disordered breathing mechanics."
  • "I had a period of anoxia during the surgery that went unnoticed."