hypoxemia

[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Also, hypoxia.


Origin:
1885–90; hyp- + ox(y)- + -emia

hypoxemic, hypoxic, adjective
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hypoxia (haɪˈpɒksɪə)
 
n
deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
 
[C20: from hypo- + oxy-² +-ia]
 
hypoxic
 
adj

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


hy'pox·e'mic adj.

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


hy·pox'ic adj.
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Example sentences
Cerebral hypoxia occurs when there is not enough oxygen getting to the brain.
According to the report, these people had hypoxia even while awake.
The exercise would improve circulation heart function, etc, and avoid hypoxia which activates telomerase is sick cells.
Hypoxia a lack of oxygen delivery to the heart, brain and other vital organs.
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