Deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues.(noun)
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Use "hypoxia" in a sentence
"Unsuspected obstructive fetal neck masses often prove fatal because of an inability to secure an airway and ventilate the neonate, which results in hypoxia and acidosis."
"Any good thing can be harmful -- even something like water -- too much water can be poison its called hypoxia-- too much testing can also be poison."
"The pilot experienced what is known as "hypoxia," and had to return to base."