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Meaning of ASPHYXIA

Pronunciation:  as'fikseeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas

ASPHYXIA is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: hypercapnia, hypercarbia, hypoxia, physiological condition, physiological state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*phyx"i*a\, Asphyxy \As*phyx"y\, n. [NL. asphyxia,
fr. Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? to throb, beat.] (Med.)
Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which
results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation
or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Suffocation due to insufficient oxygen intake.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the condition of lacking oxygen or being unable to breathe.