asphyxia definition

  • noun:
    • a disorder in which an extreme decline in the focus of air in the human body associated with a rise in the focus of carbon-dioxide causes losing awareness or death. Asphyxia is induced by choking, drowning, electric shock, damage, or perhaps the breathing of harmful gases.
    • The loss of awareness due to the interruption of breathing and consequent anoxia. Asphyxia may be derive from choking, drowning, electric surprise, damage.
    • losing awareness as a result of human body's inability to produce air to its areas, either because of the breathing of atmosphere lacking air or by the incapacity associated with the bloodstream to hold oxygen. Such asphyxia are be a consequence of the inhalation of non-toxic gases which displace oxygen from inhaled air, by exposure to carbon monoxide from smoke inhalation such that hemoglobin is poisoned, or perhaps the growth of methemoglobinemia.
    • an ailment which a serious reduction in the focus of air within the body results in loss of awareness or death. The word has become outdated, having already been replace in mid-twentieth century by the much more specific terms anoxia, hypoxia, hypoxemia and hypercapnia.
    • Apparent demise, or suspended animation; the condition which benefits from disruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, and/or inhalation of poisonous or irrespirable fumes.
    • Originally, absence of pulse.
    • The severe problem brought on by insufficient oxygen and excess of carbon dioxid into the blood, brought about by any adequate disturbance with respiration, such as choking, drowning, or paralysis for the muscle tissue of respiration. Also asphyxy.
    • an ailment in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide tend to be exchanged on a ventilatory basis; brought on by choking or drowning or electric surprise or poison gasoline

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