hypoxemia

noun
hyp·​ox·​emia | \ ˌhi-ˌpäk-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce hypoxemia (audio) , ˌhī- \

Definition of hypoxemia

: deficient oxygenation of the blood

Other Words from hypoxemia

hypoxemic \ ˌhi-​ˌpäk-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce hypoxemia (audio) , ˌhī-​ \ adjective

Examples of hypoxemia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Montes died a week later in a Green Bay hospital of acute respiratory failure with hypoxemia due to COVID-19 pneumonia, according to his death certificate. Maria Perez, jsonline.com, 20 May 2021 Most recently, researchers at the University of Michigan published a December 2020 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that found oximeters were nearly three times as likely to miss hypoxemia in Black patients compared with white patients. Erin Brodwin, STAT, 22 Feb. 2021 Any patient who has experienced low oxygen levels, or hypoxemia, must be closely watched, said Dr. Michelle Prickett, a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Katie Thomas, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2020 Some posts have claimed that masks reduce the level of oxygen in a person’s body, causing hypoxemia (low oxygen levels in the blood) or hypoxia (low oxygen levels in the body’s tissues). Dallas News, 5 July 2020 Meanwhile, silent hypoxemia complicates the decision to intubate. Clifford Marks, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2020 Many patients who are hospitalized with a severe case of the coronavirus need the machine because their blood oxygen level drops precipitously -- a condition called hypoxemia -- which can cause organ damage and be potentially life threatening. Dong Lyu, Bloomberg.com, 13 May 2020 Many patients inflicted by the novel coronavirus need the machine because their blood oxygen level drops precipitously -- a condition called hypoxemia -- which can cause organ damage and be potentially life threatening. Fortune, 25 Mar. 2020 One of the biggest dangers for infected patients is hypoxemia, or low blood oxygen. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hypoxemia

circa 1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoxemia

New Latin

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“Hypoxemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoxemia. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for hypoxemia

hypoxemia

noun
hyp·​ox·​emia
variants: or chiefly British hypoxaemia \ ˌhip-​ˌäk-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce hypoxemia (audio) , ˌhī-​ˌpäk-​ How to pronounce hypoxemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoxemia

: deficient oxygenation of the blood

Other Words from hypoxemia

hypoxemic or chiefly British hypoxaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce hypoxemia (audio) \ adjective

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