hypoxia hypoxia  /haɪ ˈpɑk si ə/


  • (n) oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency


  1. Indeed, severe hypoxia, as scientists refer to the phenomenon, has been linked to the collapse of fisheries in the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea (which has since recovered) and a .
  2. And one of the first symptoms of hypoxia (insufficient oxygen) is a giddy self-assurance, a fine feeling that all's right with the world.
  3. Most common cause of death is brain damage from hypoxia (shortage of oxygen) caused by improper mixture of anesthetic gas, which should never contain less than 20% oxygen.


  • NOAA, Partners Predict Possible Record-setting Deadzone for Gulf of Mexico

    Also anticipating smaller hypoxia levels than in past in Chesapeake Bay Scientists are expecting a very large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models.  NOAA-supported modelers at the University of Michigan , Louisiana State University , and the  Louisiana Universities Marine ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: USGS


  1. "Hypoxia affects people differently, and the rate of onset varies for each person," says Glenn Harmon, an aerospace physiologist and assistant professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle. "Symptoms can include tunnel vision, nausea,...
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Glenn Source: FOXBusiness

  2. "This is not uncommon at all after a storm," Barham said. "There's so much debris and leaves that fall in waterways, and as it starts deteriorating, it binds the oxygen and causes a hypoxia situation."
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Robert Barham Source: Monroe News Star

  3. "This system is normally healthy and productive," Lubchenco said. "But a change in ocean circulation appears to be shifting the system closer to a tipping point where the right conditions can kick it over the edge and into an hypoxia state....
    on Aug 10, 2004 By: Jane Lubchenco Source: Science Daily (press release)

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