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hypoxemia

or hypoxia

[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Origin of hypoxemia
1885-1890
1885-90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia
Related forms
hypoxemic, hypoxic, adjective
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hypoxia

/haɪˈpɒksɪə/
noun
1.
deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
Derived Forms
hypoxic (haɪˈpɒksɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from hypo- + oxy-² +-ia
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Word Origin and History for hypoxia
n.

1941, from hypo- + oxygen. Related: Hypoxic.

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hypoxia in Medicine

hypoxia hy·pox·i·a (hī-pŏk'sē-ə, hĭ-)
n.
Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.


hy·pox'ic adj.

hypoxemia hy·pox·e·mi·a (hī'pŏk-sē'mē-ə)
n.
Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.


hy'pox·e'mic adj.
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