histotoxic anoxia


[an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok-]

The term anoxia means a decrease in the level of oxygen to all cells, an extreme form of hypoxia or "low oxygen". Anoxia and hypoxia may occur in various contexts:

See also

  • Oxygen saturation, a relative measure of the oxygen dissolved or carried in a medium; a measure of the severity of hypoxic conditions.
  • Oxygen toxicity (hyperoxia), the opposite condition of hypoxia, an excess of oxygen in body tissues.
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