Definition of hypoxia
: a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body
hypoxicplay \hi-ˈpäk-sik, hī-\ adjective
Recent Examples of hypoxia from the Web
Caused mainly by failures of the airplane's onboard oxygen system, hypoxia can make a pilot dizzy, confused, and potentially incapable of flying an aircraft.
The F-35 had been grounded at Luke since June 9, after five incidents over a month in which pilots experienced the symptoms of hypoxia (oxygen deprivation).
Flights had been grounded at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona after pilots developed symptoms of hypoxia — acute oxygen deprivation.
Also known as hypoxia, it's created by nutrient runoff, mostly from over-application of fertilizer on agricultural fields during the spring.
If that estimate is accurate, this year's hypoxia zone could be the largest ever.
The Navy isn’t the only service dealing with the vexing issue of oxygen deprivation, known as hypoxia, and the F-18 isn’t the only fighter jet affected.
During the F-35 grounding, wing officials will educate pilots on the situation, increase their awareness of hypoxia symptoms, and review training to deal with reduced oxygen breathing, according to the release.
However, sometimes (often in response to fetal distress and hypoxia), it is expelled into the amniotic fluid prior to birth or during labor.
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Origin and Etymology of hypoxia
First Known Use: 1941See Words from the same year
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