Homicidal violence including blunt force injury, sharp force injury, asphyxia, and gunshot wounds cannot be excluded.
As Preyer puts it, the activity of the cerebrum is a sort of respiration, while its repose is a sort of asphyxia of this organ.
But the asphyxia was not caused by escaping illuminating-gas.
Insensibility, stertorous breathing, lividity of face and body, and death from asphyxia.
He had been buried by decomposed rock, and had died from asphyxia.
Thirteen of the children did not breathe at delivery, six were asphyctic, and two cases relapsed into asphyxia.
asphyxia is from the Greek, and means an "absence of pulse."
Patient may die within a few hours from asphyxia or from exhaustion.
The person is suffering from a lack of oxygen; that is, from asphyxia, or suffocation.
This is known to be the case in cholera, certain fevers, asphyxia, etc.; and the fact was probably obtained from Hippocrates.
1706, "stoppage of pulse," from Modern Latin, from Greek asphyxia "stopping of the pulse," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + sphyzein "to throb." The current sense of "suffocation" is from 1778, but it is a "curious infelicity of etymology" [OED] because victims of suffocation have a pulse for some time after breathing has stopped.
asphyxia as·phyx·i·a (ās-fĭk'sē-ə)
A condition in which an extreme decrease in the amount of oxygen in the body accompanied by an increase of carbon dioxide leads to loss of consciousness or death.