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Definition of "hypoxemia" [hypoxemia]

  • Insufficient oxygenation of the blood. (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 "hypoxemia" in a sentence
  • "Low oxygen levels in the blood, better known as hypoxemia, can lead to brain damage and even death in a matter of minutes."
  • "By Feb. 15, they say, he suffered extreme hypoxemia, which is low oxygen levels in the blood, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, which is sudden failure of the respiratory system when fluid builds up in the lungs."
  • "A little more care must be taken to be sure the fetus doesn’t suffer hypotension or hypoxemia, which is lack of oxygen in the blood."