Definition of hypoxia
: a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body
hypoxicplay \hi-ˈpäk-sik, hī-\ adjective
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Without extensive training, lack of oxygen can bring on serious frostbite, as well as a condition called hypoxia that affects the brain, causing headaches, hallucinations and eventually death.
Over time, massive phytoplankton death might also result in widespread hypoxia – an oxygen-poor aquatic environment – and even extended regions of anoxia – that is, no oxygen at all.
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Origin and Etymology of hypoxia
First Known Use: 1941
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