anoxia anoxia

Definition(s):

  • (n) severe hypoxia; absence of oxygen in inspired gases or in arterial blood or in the tissues

Usage(s):

  1. He was half unconscious with anoxia.
  2. But doctors warned that sniffers might suffer long-lasting effects, possibly brain-cell damage, from anoxia.
  3. He hooked his mask into the life-saving oxygen system, dove the bomber toward a lower altitude so Maxwell would not die of anoxia.

News

  • Global Anoxia Ruled Out As Main Culprit In the P-T Extinction

    Garin writes "The late Permian saw the greatest mass extinction event of all-time. The causes for this extinction are hotly debated, but one key piece of the puzzle has recently been revealed: while the deep-water environments were anoxic, shallower waters showed clear signs of being oxygenated. This rules out global anoxia, and strongly suggests that other factors, such as the Siberian Traps ...
    on July 15, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  • "By braving all the difficulties of low temperature and anoxia,Chinese scientists have become the first to locate the highest icecap in Antarctica and set up an automatic weather station there, which laid solid foundations for collecting weather...
    on Feb 7, 2005 By: Zeng Peiyan Source: Xinhua

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