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diffusion hypoxia

diffusion hypoxia in Medicine

diffusion hypoxia n.
An abrupt transient decrease in alveolar oxygen tension when room air is inhaled at the conclusion of a nitrous oxide anesthesia. Also called diffusion anoxia.

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