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Hypoxia

Synonym(s)

  • decreased oxygen supply
  • hypoxic
  • oxygen decrease
  • oxygen deficiency

Definition(s)

A decrease in the amount of oxygen in the body. Symptoms range from mild (impaired judgment, memory loss, impaired motor coordination) to severe (seizures and coma).

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A disorder characterized by a decrease in the level of oxygen in the body.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014