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  • n  a bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning)

  • Adela's cough became worse, she was suffering from respiratory distress and her hands and feet were showing signs of cyanosis that is, they were turning blue.
  • A bizarre symptom was the cyanosis of her hands and feet: it ended so abruptly at the wrists and ankles that she might have been wearing blue gloves and socks.
  • Resultant anemia and cyanosis are "less marked" than with the use of sulfanilamide.

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