hypoxia

noun
hyp·​ox·​ia | \ hi-ˈpäk-sē-ə How to pronounce hypoxia (audio) , hī- \

Definition of hypoxia

: a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body

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Examples of hypoxia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wynonna is experiencing hypoxia, which is basically like regular Wynonna with even more jokes… but much less oxygen. Dalene Rovenstine, EW.com, "Wynonna Earp recap: Wynonna’s search for the gateway continues," 3 Aug. 2020 Scientists say that the hypoxia seen in many COVID-19 patients raises a concern that p.Ser1103Tyr-SCN5A could produce a similar, African-American susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death from the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Fox News, "Use of unproven COVID-19 therapies poses risks for African-Americans," 16 June 2020 But not nearly the level that would lead to hypoxia or other forms of carbon dioxide poisoning, per the Cleveland Clinic. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "3 lies and a truth about face masks during the coronavirus pandemic," 30 June 2020 But there are circumstances under which administering ketamine could have adverse and potentially lethal effects, including if a patient has hypoxia, or low oxygen levels, is dehydrated or has low blood pressure, Glatter said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Elijah McClain was injected with ketamine before he died. Is that legal?," 26 June 2020 The cause of death was respiratory arrest due to hypoxia caused by physical restraint, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office. Dakin Andone, CNN, "Washington State Patrol will investigate the death of Manuel Ellis in police custody, governor says," 18 June 2020 African-American infants with the p.Ser1103Tyr-SCN5A variant are over-represented in sudden infant death syndrome, and mechanisms underlying hypoxia -- where a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply -- may be responsible. Fox News, "Use of unproven COVID-19 therapies poses risks for African-Americans," 16 June 2020 His cause of death was listed as respiratory arrest due to hypoxia as a result of physical restraint. NBC News, "Washington governor orders new investigation into in-custody death of man who said 'I can't breathe'," 11 June 2020 Ellis' cause of death was respiratory arrest due to hypoxia caused by physical restraint, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office determined. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Family of Tacoma man heard saying, 'I can't breathe' during arrest troubled by 'ever-shifting' narrative," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of hypoxia

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypoxia

New Latin

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The first known use of hypoxia was in 1941

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8 Aug 2020

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“Hypoxia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoxia. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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hypoxia

noun
hyp·​ox·​ia | \ hip-ˈäk-sē-ə How to pronounce hypoxia (audio) , hī-ˈpäk- How to pronounce hypoxia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoxia

: a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body

Other Words from hypoxia

hypoxic \ -​sik How to pronounce hypoxic (audio) \ adjective

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