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.
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Dead zones are low-oxygen, or hypoxic, areas in the world's oceans and lakes.
Sea water that is both deep and still, such as at the bottoms of some fjords, tends to be hypoxic or anoxic.
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